Air purifier QAIS-air-04 wins the prestigious iF DESIGN AWARD 2024

13 March 2024

QAIS-air-04, an air purifier that eliminates pet odors developed by Sunstar Engineering, wins the 2024 iF DESIGN AWARD in the Product/Household/Tableware category for its effective deodorizing and easy-to-mount design. This recent accolade emphasizes the technology and practicality that set QAIS-air-04 apart, reflecting Sunstar Engineering Inc.'s dedication to innovation and design excellence.

QAIS-air-04 triumphed among 11,000 entries from 72 countries, chosen by a panel of 132 international experts. Its design effectively decomposes odor-causing compounds and eliminates pet odors without harmful chemicals. The wall-mounted, sleek, and whisper-quiet structure, optimized for capturing upward odors, is thinner, lighter, and easy to install. Its unobtrusive design, safe for pets, seamlessly integrates with various room decors. These features collectively make QAIS-air-04 a standout choice, recognized for both aesthetic appeal and functional excellence.

The QAIS-air- 04 model is specifically designed for pet environments, providing continuous odour elimination when placed above a cat litter box. It features Seto ware, a traditional Japanese ceramic material, known for its porous nature, effectively collecting odour compounds. According to a recent study commissioned by Sunstar QAIS aimed to uncover the reality of pet stinks at home, 69% of American pet parents say it’s possible they are nose blind when it comes to the true smell of their pet.

To avoid pet smell at home, QAIS-air-® products use Sunstar’s PCO technology, employing a photocatalyst activated by UV light to oxidize and decompose odor compounds and harmful organic substances in the air before they spread without the use of chemicals like ozone or chlorine. The study also uncovers 79% of pet owners admit their house has a pet smell and 47% of pet owners have been told their house or apartment smells of their pet’s pee pad or litter box. Cat owners (57%) are more likely to have been told this than dog owners (42%). Certified by CARB for stringent ozone emission standards, QAIS®-air products prioritize safety for pets and humans.

Since 1954, the iF DESIGN AWARD has been recognizing exceptional design and its significant impact on business and daily life. The prestigious award, considered one of the world's foremost seals of quality, is a globally recognized trademark for design excellence. Covering various disciplines such as Product, Packaging, Communication and Service Design, Architecture and Interior Design, as well as Professional Concept, the iF DESIGN AWARD stands as one of the most prestigious design accolades worldwide.

The QAIS-air- 04 retails at $349 and is available for purchase on the official brand website or Amazon. For more information visit: