Unlike other sofas, Lift-Bit by Carlo Ratti Associati and Opendot is a shape-shifting, modular piece of furniture. Simply hover your hand above the cushion, and the sofa can be adjusted, whether it be up or down, based on hand movements. The base model comes as a single, yet modular, unit, giving you the capability of pairing multiple pieces together to create a playground of sorts. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information.
“Lift-Bit draws on the potential of Internet of Things (IoT) technologies to transform our interior landscape, giving form to an endlessly reconfigurable environment. Underneath the upholstery, sits an array of sensors, distributed ingeniously, to make the sofa units hover upwards or downwards just by waving your hand over the fabric,” said Carlo Ratti.