The company was founded by Martin Stadler in 1998, after his resignation as commercial director of the Swiss branch of the Italian coffee company Illycaffè S.p.A. Stadler worked with the young Swiss designer Matti Walker in 1999 on the company's first product, the futuristic air humidifier Fred. Fred is still in the current model range, and along with the latest products, has sold successfully to this day in more than 20 countries from the U.S. to Japan.
Stadler Form Portable Humidifier
Portable humidifiers are freestanding machines, usually on wheels, that have their own water supplies and plug into standard electrical outlets. They're usually powerful enough to humidify one to two rooms, though larger units can provide enough humidity to keep several rooms comfortable. Small, desktop models are available too but don't expect a wide coverage area, just enough to keep you comfortable in your cubicle at work.
Portability is key here, as well as convenience. You can move the unit anywhere you need it: a bedroom at night or a living area during the day. It's perfect for renters who can't install a whole-house unit, and when it's time to move, the humidifier goes too. They're simple to operate and do a good job of keeping a smaller area humidified.