Daikin transforms home into a haven in new ‘Perfecting the Air’ campaign via Elastic

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Independent creative company Elastic has launched its new work for Australia’s number one air conditioning company Daikin.


‘Perfecting the Air’ demonstrates Daikin’s capability to transform any home into a haven, curating the perfect climate to keep homes cool and comfortable throughout the year.

Having worked with Daikin for over seven years, Elastic was tasked with using their extensive knowledge of the company to deliver a significant evolution through a memorable campaign that cements the brand as ‘Air Specialists’. Inspired by Daikin’s promise of ‘Perfecting the Air’, the campaign utilises a combination of unreal engine environments, practical effects including set designs and live action, and CG enhancements achieve the sense of bringing the freshness of the outside in.

The spot begins with the protagonist sitting in a neutral and seemingly unassuming environment – that is until the Daikin system is turned on, and the room is transformed. In moments, the perfect climate envelopes the room in luscious plant life with rolling green hills and snow-capped mountains, allowing the homeowner to relax in their perfectly aligned comfort.

Says Catherine Terracini, executive producer, Elastic: “Every brief is unique and demands a bespoke approach. For this campaign, the combination of virtual production, live action, practical sets, and CG enhancements was the perfect solution to deliver this creative in a seamless and integrated way.”

Says Raj Singh, general manager product and marketing, Daikin: “As an Air Specialist, we wanted a fresh take on how air-conditioning has been traditionally portrayed in the market. Hence our brief to Elastic was to capture the Experience of being in the “Perfect Climate” and they’ve certainly nailed it with this TVC.”

The campaign rolls out across TV, BVOD, out of home, social, radio, digital and display.

Client – Daikin
General Manager Product & Marketing: Raj Singh
Assistant Product Manager: Leon Tong
Digital and E-Commerce Executive: Michelle Parlan

Creative Agency – Elastic
Managing Partners: Nathan Richman & Simon Thomas
Creative Director: Samantha Holder
Art Director: Miriam Nahler
Designers: Moe Hamade & Celestia Sadeli
Account Manager: Zac Robertson

Production – Elastic
Director: Kevin Lim
Executive Producer: Catherine Terracini
Producer: Ben Wallace
DOP: Tony Luu
Set Designer: Ruth Levi
Set Builder: Steve Tomic
Photographer: Jason Ierace
Head of Post: Arinne Liew
Senior Editor: Adrian Maurici
Colourist: Tim Wreyford
Composer: Declan Harsent
Sound Mix: Mark Brandis, ISM Studios
Virtual Production Studio: Technical Direction Company
Virtual Environments: Vizion
VFX / CG: Stage 23

Media Agency – Slingshot
Group Business Director: Brittany Cooper
Head of Strategy: Molly Blacker
Business Manager: Melissa Galanos
Implementation Planner: Harrison Smith
Media Assistant: Cobey Johnston
Radio: onesmoothstone