FutureAir was founded in 2014 to create the next generation of indoor air products with design-forward solutions to the invisible problems of indoor air pollution, excessive energy use of air conditioning, and buildings that are often too cold for their occupants.
Co-founded by visionary entrepreneur, Simone Rothman, world-renowned industrial designer, Ross Lovegrove, and tech veteran, Jun Shimada, FutureAir brings revolutionary design and technology to an industry lacking in aesthetics and connectivity.
Today, air conditioning remains a major source of greenhouse gases. In the US alone, over 100 million tons of CO2 emissions are generated by air conditioning every year. Wasted energy from over cooling is unnecessary and building occupants’ primary complaint is that they are too cold or hot. The quality of indoor air is often five times worse than outside, according to the EPA. And, we know it’s getting worse.
FutureAir’s proprietary sensing platform will be embedded in an eco-system of design-forward indoor air products to inform and improve air quality, comfort and the health of the air we breathe indoors.
FutureAir is indoor air reimagined.
Simone Rothman, Founder + CEO
Driven by the belief that design, science and technology can positively impact the environment, Simone Rothman founded FutureAir to improve the way we use energy to cool and create the next generation of connected indoor air products.
Prior to FutureAir, Simone was the Chief Marketing Officer at Tai Ping for a over 10 years where she led the transformation of a manufacturing-driven organization to a bespoke luxury brand recognized by designers and architects worldwide.
Recruited by STUDIOS Architecture in San Francisco, Simone established Paris and New York offices and led business development worldwide, worked closely with the partners to implement a global strategy for the firm.
As a design school graduate, Simone began her career at Knoll International’s European headquarters, where she first worked with Ross Lovegrove.
Ross Lovegrove, Founder + Industrial Designer
Known for visionary design, Ross’s creative process integrates technology, materials science and sustainable forms, inspired by the logic and beauty of nature. He will lead design direction for FutureAir.
Winner of numerous international awards, Ross’s work has been widely published and exhibited internationally at respected institutions such as MoMA, Guggenheim, Pompidou Centre and the Design Museum.
Ross resides in London, where he leads his own highly advanced studio engaged in fields from architecture and interiors to automotive, transportation, product and lighting.
Jun Shimada, Interim CTO
At the intersection of engineering, design, technology and well being, Jun Shimada is lending FutureAir his extensive combined expertise in IoT connectivity and computational sciences to build a new generation of indoor air devices that will help solve the problems of indoor air pollution and excessive energy consumption from air conditioning.
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