ON AIR

The lift resonating with architecture
designed by Marco Piva

The concept combines an accurate design with selected materials, technologies and interactions for lift car sanitization, especially in the time of coronavirus.

Abet for laminates, Alulife® for aluminium, Decoral for aluminium anti-bacterial finishes, Sicis for Vetrite: these are the excellences of Made in Italy, selected for a range of full material lift cars.

From the collaboration between IGV Group – an Italian company universally renowned for its tailoring attitude in the manufacturing of lift systems – and Studio Marco Piva comes ON AIR, a strategic project for a new generation of lifts interacting with spaces as real elements of Interior Design and, at the same time, meeting the need for a safe environment even in time of coronavirus, with cutting-edge technology and high-performance materials guaranteeing a full sanitization of the lift car.

ON AIR – Michele Suria, IGV Group CEO, says – is a pioneering product in line with architects and designers’ needs, where lifts become elements of interior architecture. The first product is entirely Made in Italy and designed by Architect Marco Piva, one of the most representative designers on the international scene for creativity and design.

According to Marco Piva “ON AIR is an entirely new way of conceiving the inner and outer space of the lift car. It is an ethereal project, hence its name, which results in an immersive, simple, elegant and pure volume combining the highest standards of accessibility and safety with elements of innovation aimed at safeguarding the health of passengers and operators.

ON AIR is not simply design, but also a technology for safety. It is a modular system where non-obsessive technology addresses architecture in an invisible and almost imperceptible way, so as to guarantee the highest level of environmental protection.

The ON AIR lift provides aesthetic continuity with interior and architectural spaces, while offering plenty of room for customisation. A range of full material lift cars dressed with rich finishes and refined materials, resulting from the collaboration with companies selected among the excellence of Made in Italy: Abet for laminates, Alulife® for aluminium, Decoral for aluminium anti-bacterial finishes, Sicis for Vetrite.

Futuristic

ON AIR combines state-of-the-art technologies with high-performance materials and eclectic surfaces to provide innovation-inspired aesthetics. ON AIR is a range of full material lift cars dressed with precious finishes, such as laminates, aluminium, aluminium antibacterial finishes, Vetrite and stone (the image shows the aluminium model).

Full Emersion

The ON AIR lift provides aesthetic continuity with interior and architectural spaces, with a range of full material lift cars dressed with precious finishes, such as laminates, aluminium, aluminium antibacterial finishes, Vetrite and stone (the image shows the stone model).

Lightness

ON AIR is a light system, strongly characterized by light, emphasising directly or indirectly the lift car geometry. ON AIR is a range of full material lift cars dressed with precious finishes, such as laminates, aluminium, aluminium antibacterial finishes, Vetrite and stone (the image shows the model with translucent onyx).

ON AIR also enhances the lift by changing it into a multimedia container, conceived to amaze the user. Forgetting about their material component, the lift car surfaces become full size monitors and come alive for an immersive, enveloping and fully engaging experience.

Transparent

ON AIR is a modular system where technology addresses architecture in an almost imperceptible way. ON AIR is a range of full material lift cars dressed with precious finishes, such as laminates, aluminium, aluminium antibacterial finishes, Vetrite and stone (the image shows the model with glass surfaces).

Smart

ON AIR uses pre-processed antibacterial materials for a continuous protection embedded in the decorative layer, active for the whole life cycle. ON AIR is a range of full material lift cars dressed with precious finishes, such as laminates, aluminium, aluminium antibacterial finishes, Vetrite and stone (the image shows the model with LAMISHIELD Abet Antimicrobial Laminate).

Evocative

The ON AIR lift car surfaces become full size monitors and come alive for an immersive, enveloping and fully engaging experience. ON AIR is a range of full material lift cars dressed with precious finishes, such as laminates, aluminium, aluminium antibacterial finishes, Vetrite and stone.

UV Ambientation

ON AIR is a light, emotional system, strongly characterized by light, emphasising directly or indirectly the lift car geometry, cutting out the spaces where the lights are hidden. The UV-C ultraviolet component of the lamps, integrated in the technical grooves, guarantees a complete sterilization of the surfaces, offering an absolutely pure and safe environment. It is automatically activated during the stand-by phase of the lift, only when there are no passengers in the car.

In order to reduce the exposure to the risk of contagion, thus guaranteeing a safe use of the lift, ON AIR is equipped with the most advanced interface and internal communication systems: from virus-resistant to touch-free and proximity-activated control panels, from multilingual voice interface combined with face recognition for enabling exclusive stops, to the remote control of the lift system from mobile device.

There are many technical solutions involved to guarantee the full sanitization of the lift car, ranging from pre-processed antimicrobial materials to rounded profiles removing corners and edges by connecting the car walls to the floor in order to prevent the build-up of germs, from technical grooves in the walls, serving as an integrated handrail provided with a UVC germicidal technology, to the highly efficient mechanical ventilation system for a continuous air purification and a near-instant air exchange.

Reactive Surfaces

ON AIR is provided with the most advanced interface, control and communication systems.

Detail Handle

The technical grooves in the car walls, serving as an integrated handrail, are equipped with a UVC ultraviolet technology ensuring the complete sanitization of the surfaces.

Detail Hygiene

The rounded car profiles remove corners and edges by connecting the car walls to the floor, in order to prevent the build-up of germs and to provide seamless continuity.

ON AIR is a highly adaptive system designed to fit several contexts, thanks to its strong ability to relate with any surrounding architectural feature.

The collaboration with Marco Piva is the result of a natural process stemming from IGV Group unique approach to the world of architecture and enhancing the two different souls of the lift system, one is functional and the other is aesthetic, thus combining design with the most advanced technologies. (Michele Suria)