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Got Soaked? You Need AIR, The Universal Drying Machine

Russian industrial designer, Olga Kalugina, has a darned clever design for a portable multi-purpose dryer.  It's the kind of dryer you need when you've come into your home after being swept up and soaked by a storm.

If you still have your umbrella after such a storm, the AIR will quickly dry it, as well as your clothing and shoes.

 

Universal drying apparatus, AIR by Olga Kalugina: © Olga Kalugina on behance.netUniversal drying apparatus, AIR by Olga Kalugina: © Olga Kalugina on behance.net

 

Universal drying apparatus, AIR by Olga Kalugina: © Olga Kalugina on behance.netUniversal drying apparatus, AIR by Olga Kalugina: © Olga Kalugina on behance.net

 

Universal drying apparatus, AIR by Olga Kalugina: © Olga Kalugina on behance.netUniversal drying apparatus, AIR by Olga Kalugina: © Olga Kalugina on behance.net

 

You can dry leaves, or beans, or anything small that you might use for cooking or crafts.

 

Universal drying apparatus, AIR by Olga Kalugina: © Olga Kalugina on behance.netUniversal drying apparatus, AIR by Olga Kalugina: © Olga Kalugina on behance.net

The sphere sits on a rocket-like perch, with levered arms that can rotate up to hold the drying object or down to be used as a stand.

 

 Universal drying apparatus, AIR by Olga Kalugina: © Olga Kalugina on behance.netUniversal drying apparatus, AIR by Olga Kalugina: © Olga Kalugina on behance.net

 

Universal drying apparatus, AIR by Olga Kalugina: © Olga Kalugina on behance.netUniversal drying apparatus, AIR by Olga Kalugina: © Olga Kalugina on behance.net

 

I can think of dozens of household responsibilities for AIR.  Drying dishes, dog's feet, underwear in a hurry....  Great idea, super design.

 

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