5 unexpected design features for an air diffuser

What would be the first thing that comes to your mind if you were asked to imagine an air diffuser?  Are you picturing a square louvre faced design, or perhaps regular egg crate grilles? Would you imagine a sleek, quiet and modern system, that actually enhances the design of a space?

Architects and interior designers are often confronted with the seemingly impossible problem of ensuring indoor air quality equipment is high performing, without being unsightly. We believe this no longer needs to be a problem.

It can be possible to have a beautifully versatile slot diffuser; flexible enough to be configured to a bespoke specification and complement any design. It is no longer necessary for an air distribution system to have multiple slots in order to be efficient at its job.

Here are 5 design features for an air diffuser that you may never have expected were possible:

 This slim FlowBar is complementing the chic design of Eurostar's Gare du Nord Business Premier Lounge.

This slim FlowBar is complementing the chic design of Eurostar's Gare du Nord Business Premier Lounge.

1.    Single slot

Take FlowBar, which can be manufactured with a slot as slim as 25mm and can meet even the most demanding air volumes, proving that air diffusers can be discreet and efficient with only a narrow slot opening. They can be supplied with different border types – visible or hidden, to adhere to any design requirement. Visible frames can be painted in a large spectrum of colours, to stand out and become an integral component of the design of the space. Hidden frames are plastered, meaning only the small slot opening is visible and allowing the diffuser to become almost unnoticed.

2.    Continuous

It is common to see rooms with long linear runs of bar grille or linear slot diffusers. But it is not as common to see a plastered, single visible line running as a seamlessly continuous length to supply air into a room: an elegant solution to air distribution.

A single section of FlowBar can be manufactured up to 2.4m in length and also enable multiple sections to be connected together and create a continuous length. This can help enhance the length of a room, or a particular feature of the design.

 A continuous line of FlowBar can help to define a beautiful ceiling.

A continuous line of FlowBar can help to define a beautiful ceiling.

 FlowBar can wrap around corners and outline the shape of a room.

FlowBar can wrap around corners and outline the shape of a room.

3.    Lines the perimeter

FlowBar can be manufactured with mitred corners, which allows the diffuser to be installed flawlessly around the entire perimeter of walls or ceilings. This extends installation and design possibilities of a diffuser. A continuous length effect can be created around an entire room, enabling both active and non-active sections to achieve the desired aesthetic with matched high performance.

4.    Curved

Diffusers should not limit the design potential of a room. FlowBar proves that it is possible to provide a room with both sufficient air and a bold feature; the diffusers can be constructed curved to enhance the interior design.

 Curved FlowBar becomes a distinctive part of the ceiling's design, installed as an unbroken circle.

Curved FlowBar becomes a distinctive part of the ceiling's design, installed as an unbroken circle.

 FlowBar has been installed in this bed's striking headboard.

FlowBar has been installed in this bed's striking headboard.

5.    Flexible applications

Offering such a high air volume in a single slot, FlowBar has been selected for some interesting applications. The diffusers can be ceiling or wall mounted, allowing flexibility for the air distribution system to be installed in the optimum position for a space. In addition to conventional ceiling and wall materials, FlowBar can also be fitted into more unusual materials such as wooden purpose-built wardrobes in high-end apartments and hotels.

Beautifully Invisible. Beautifully Versatile. Beautifully Effortless. Beautifully Engineered.

Beautifully FlowBar.