While everything is getting smarter around us, so why our couches still feel dumb? Carlo Ratti Associati in collaboration with Vitra, has now created a smart Lift-Bit sofa that can automatically change its shape to meet your demands. Acclaimed the world’s first digital sofa, the intelligent piece of furniture is able to change its form using a smartphone. Lets’ find out more about this smart sofa design.
The internet-connected sofa consists of several upholstered hexagonal stools combined together. These honeycomb-patterned units or stools are flexible enough to be raised or lowered down via smartphone. This way it can change its shape into different furniture units to fit into any living space.
Just like any conventional modular furniture, this couch is designed to be reshaped into various forms, as per your changing needs. But the only difference is you don’t have to do any manual effort. Its smart built-in IoT (Internet of Things) technology that can automatically help you in altering its configuration. This means the sofa can seamlessly turn into a chair, a bed or a chaise lounge.
Controlled via smartphone app
The Lift-Bit comes with a companion app, which allows the furniture piece to change its shape from a distance. Smartphone app is installed with predetermined three-dimensional configurations, along with few dynamic combinations. You just have to select a specific shape to create your desired furniture unit. To keep the users engaged all the time, the hexagonal stools can also start to reconfigure themselves if the furniture remains in a steady position for too long. Hence, you’ll never feel bored of looking at the same furniture in your living room.
Lift-Bit is a futuristic piece of furniture that’s suitable for our smart homes, while keeping homeowners engaged with constant interaction.
Source : Dexigner.Com