VIDEO: Andrea Air Purifier Uses a Plant to Clean the Air in Your Home

by , 09/05/14
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The Andrea Air Purifier is a brilliant partnership between man and plant that accelerates nature’s natural ability to clean air in order to detoxify the atmosphere inside your home. We had a chance to sit down with Tom Hadfield from Andrea to talk about how this amazing gadget is able to clean the air in your home 1000% better than a normal houseplant. Check out our video interview above!

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Andrea was invented by French designer Mathieu Lehanneur and Harvard professor David Edwards as a part of a artistic science experiment in 2007. The purifier, which hit the shelves of stores in North America in January of 2010, is able to amplify the air cleaning ability of a plant with the help of a mechanical fan that moves air past the plant’s leaves, through the soil and roots and out through a water tray that collects toxins.

Andrea can work with many a species of house plants and combines stylish design with proven functionality to not only take away toxins from your home but to also add a sense of style. Andrea’s unique multi-stage, all-natural cleaning system ensures a safe and healthy home for your family. “Today people buy air purifiers and then they go out and they buy a vase,” Tom Hadfield told us. “We think the future of indoor air purification might be somewhere in between those two.”

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  1. Adoyle1 September 23, 2014 at 7:24 pm

    This is bogus…. I wish it was true, but this andrea air purifier is worth nothing.

  2. Vinnyg September 21, 2014 at 12:08 pm

    Where can I but this Andrea. I’m in the US area code 203 Danbury,CT.

  3. Freshana Organic September 12, 2013 at 12:31 pm

    Interesting article! Another way to clean the air is with Freshana’s 100% Organic Air Purifier.

    Give Freshana Organic Solutions a try. (http://FreshanaOrganic) They are the only 100% Organic, patented safe and effective microencapsulating cleaning products in the world and are trying to change the way people look at “organic.” No longer do you have to give up quality for safe cleaning.


  4. weryo June 3, 2013 at 11:24 pm

    how is this any better than an aquarium full of plants fitted with an air pump?

  5. DANIEL WILLIAMS February 22, 2013 at 3:54 pm

    just set up our first ANDREA with an Aloe Vera plant inside and am loving it…. Andrea is a revolutionary new air purifier engineered to significantly improve the air filtration capacity of natural plants. This living filter accelerates the removal of harmful and toxins through the active infrastructure system of a plant to continuously clean and oxygenate the rooms ion your home or office. Andrea naturally purifies air by drawing it in with a whisper quiet fan to propel it through the leaves and root system of a plant, then out through the water and soil filtration and back into the room . Works with any household plant.

  6. Conciencia September 20, 2012 at 3:30 pm

    Otra farsa más de los especuladores del la trágica situación ambiental. Aire puro solo para quienes puedan acceder a este producto los que tienen dinero por favor.

  7. saibot January 26, 2012 at 10:41 am

    Well call me old-fashioned but I’d rather have ten normal plants, then 1 inside a piece of plastic.

  8. iglal October 23, 2011 at 11:06 am


  9. anothervoice October 9, 2011 at 8:49 am

    I’m not buying this. As born out by the Consumer Reports review and other comments in this thread, it’s a huge expenditure for relatively miniscule benefit. Seems to be torture for the plant as well. You’re better off purchasing as many areca palm seedlings or raphis palms as you have light and room for. They’re both pretty sturdy plants. Rhaphis palms are better for low light.

  10. Agua August 31, 2011 at 6:56 pm

    > is a brilliant partnership between man and plant

    I don’t understand how this is a partnership. Locking away a plant in a tiny container seems to me no different than locking up a chicken in a cage not much bigger than the chicken itself to harvest its eggs.

  11. ryeguy6111 August 31, 2011 at 3:45 pm

    There was an article from Consumer Reports, you need 4 in small room to do anything significant. The scientist that did the research the it was misrepresented. Open a window and that’s free.

  12. chippwalters July 20, 2011 at 11:38 am

    I can’t imagine this thing has much value at all. For $200 you could buy your own planter and a dozen plants and still have enough left over for a smaller, quieter fan. I’m thinking the only thing ‘green’ about this product is the cash it will take out of your wallet.

    For much less than $200, you can purchase a small HEPA filter which removes more types of particles at a higher rate.

  13. Dreena Wong July 18, 2011 at 9:09 pm

    Hi, Love the product.
    How to order this product? We are from Malaysia.
    What is the price?

  14. gregb July 17, 2011 at 7:59 pm

    Actually, he said 1000% more effective, which is 10x better than a plant without the fan, not 1000 times better. The real challenge is comparing Andrea to a conventional air purifier using carbon filters and perhaps electrostatic precipitation. Is it really a viable alternative?

  15. July 8, 2011 at 3:23 pm

    This is a really interesting and unique air purifier. We’d be interested in becoming a distributor for this product. We currently distribute another air purification product that is based on NASA technology. I could see this Andrea air purifier as a great Natural Alternative way of purifying air on a room to room basis. How many SQ feet are these units capable of purifying?

  16. mabentle July 8, 2011 at 3:19 pm

    This would be an even more amazing product if it was made out of biodegradable & recyclable ENSO plastic.

  17. Cliff Champion July 8, 2011 at 11:14 am

    I’m obsessed with this air purifier and want one for my next apartment! There’s a list of the top 10 air purifying plants that was released by NASA… If you used one of those 10 plants in conjunction with this beautiful technology… it would be one clean room. I literally drool over this.

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