Just when you thought the Dyson Supersonic couldn't get any more special, it just did. The fabulous hairdryer, known for focus on solid state batteries, high-speed electric motors, vision systems and more, is now available in a glam new avatar. The limited edition beautiful gold and blue piece is gilded with 23.75-karat gold and is a complete work of art. Take this, each hairdryer's gilded exterior fades like a Rennaissance painting and no two hairdryers will look the same. Think a beautiful Rennaissance painting made just for you, it's an 'Hair-loom' at its most functional and gorgeous.
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“Gold is one of the most resilient materials in the world and has been used in design, sculpture and architecture for centuries. As an element, I’m fascinated by its properties,” says James Dyson, the founder of the brand that has greatly revolutionized the world of technology since its inception in 1993.
He added: “Like the engineering process we pride ourselves on, gilding is a true example of meticulous craftsmanship.”
Which is just what James’ team of engineers have perfected with this hairdryer that sees each and every layer of gold leaf, applied by hand.
“At Dyson we aren’t afraid to take on a new challenge. We weren’t experts in gold or gold leafing but we broke down the technique into individual steps to understand how each parameter affects the finish and how we could best apply it to our hair dryer,” Dyson and Engineering lead Britta Stockinger explains.
She adds: “Using our expertise in design processes, adhesives, paint and model making, we managed to learn a very traditional skill and translate it to a 21st century application.”
Beneath the gold leaf is a red loop that honours the traditional method of gilding. During the development Dyson engineers rigged a robotic paint arm to carefully apply an adhesive called ‘size’ onto the surface of the red loop. This ensured the adhesive was repeatedly applied the same each time, ensuring a perfect unblemished finish. Once sprayed, two layers of 23.75k gold leaf from Florence, Italy, is applied by hand and carefully brushed to form a smooth and even finish. Nice.
Now that we know how the gold is applied, here’s a bit more info about your brand new Supersonic hair dryer:
1. It features a V9 digital motor which sits in the handle and not the head, making it more ergonomic and comfortable to hold.
2. It utilises Air Multiplier technology (the same tech used in the brand’s humidifiers and fans), which ensures faster drying and styling as it produces high pressure and high-velocity jets of air.
3. The Supersonic dryer is fitted with a glass bead thermistor and microprocessor that carefully controls a double-stacked heating element. In short, it's fitted with tech that protects your hair from extreme heat damage.
4. It features four heat settings which includes a cool shot and an always cool option, as well as three airflow settings.
The high-tech piece of technology is priced at Dhs1,899 and will be available at the Dyson demo store in The Dubai Mall (2nd floor) and online at shop.dyson.ae from October 9.