In 2004, co-founder Kyohi was living in an apartment in Los Angeles. Life was fun, but with learning a new language, living in a new country, and researching at his university lab, there was also a growing stress inside him.
At a certain point, he began to feel his apartment’s atmosphere was cramped and suffocating. There was no sense of openness, and looking out the window showed only the apartment building next door. To create a feeling of spaciousness, he tried things like changing his computer’s desktop to a photo of a tropical beach, or playing landscape DVDs, but nothing quite worked. Over the next ten years, Kyohi continued to think of ideas for how to solve this problem, and then it finally occurred to him, “We can’t change the view from our homes. But what if we could?” A product with the design of a window that simply hangs on the wall, which opens to landscapes from all over the world. A simple concept, yet at the time time, it would be a dream come true.
With that concept in mind, in 2014, Atmoph was founded in Kyoto, Japan, and Atmoph Window, the world’s first smart digital window, was created. At Atmoph, we are rethinking the way we connect with nature and technology.