UK – Created by design agency Seymourpowell, the Atmosphère concept comprises a collar and chaise longue for the home, which together aim to counteract the impact of urban living on our skin.
The artificially intelligent devices analyse the atmospheric conditions surrounding the user, diffusing SPF or cosmetics as fine particles that land on the user’s skin or filter into the air in vapour form, creating a ‘beauty bubble’ around them.
Mitigating the hazards of smog-filled city living, the collar will collect information such as the wearer’s location or skin needs, filtering or cooling the air or releasing skincare products in response. At home, the chaise longue similarly adjusts the temperature, humidity and quality of the air, allowing users to recline and enjoy relaxing, spa-like surroundings. A supporting app will provide immediate data readings, such as UV levels or microplastics in the air.
‘Atmosphère seeks to explore how beauty brands can help not only to protect their customers from the changing climate, but also to provide a more mobile offering and service that actively works to respond to a user’s environment,’ says Jonny Culkin, designer at Seymourpowell.
For more on how brands and technology will help to assuage the impact of our hyper-polluted cities, explore our Smog Life series.