Redefine Clean Air at Home

Today’s modern conveniences bring improvements to our lives so seamlessly, they feel almost invisible - like the air we breathe. Clean, filtered central air is vital to our indoor lifestyle but easy to take for granted. The air filters that remove dust and pollen from our homes, while improving energy efficiency in our HVAC, still come at a cost to our environment when they are replaced every 3-6 months. And with so many houses and apartments with central air, that waste is really piling up in our landfills.

The fine engineers from AAF | Flanders decided to tackle the problem. They have come up with a filter frame with replaceable filter media that can be completely recycled, reducing the overall packaging and product waste hitting our space-restricted landfills. The media replacement experience and filter frame design, however, remain problems in search of a solution.

The Challenge: Design a reusable air filter frame with removable filter media that is easy to replenish.

Submission are due by July 17th at 5:00 PM EST

The grand prize winner will take home $3000 with additional cash prizes for runner ups and an iPad with Apple Pencil for the top community voted entry.

Start Small, Design Confidently

Want a chance to win even more and see if you've got a potentially winning idea? Check out the concept challenge where you can submit your early sketch concepts for feedback from the judges and a chance to earn some extra cash!

See the full challenge requirements on Giddy: