Technology entering our living space

FUTURE FURNITURE GETS TECHNICAL

In the not too-distant-future don’t be suprised to find yourself sitting on your favourite chair in the house that arches over your head to reveal a Hi-Definition touch screen where you’ll be downloading the film you wanted to hire for the night and chatting to your buddies on Twitter as you all watch live streaming of the game that is being played just now. The door bell sounds and you flick the arm rest to reveal a small video monitor that shows the pizza delivery guy outside your door that you ordered and paid for online just 20 minutes ago. You pause the chair’s massage mode and shout the kids downstairs for dinner.

Yep, modern furniture of the future is going to play a large part in our lives. And furniture that looks good and has smart technology embedded within is going to be in great demand. Where did I get my crystal ball from, you may ask? We’ll let’s look back in time to see how the future is shaping up.

Remember Captain Kirk and crew from the 60′s Star Trek show? How could you not? Doors that opened for you, little mobile communication devices, chairs that bore a striking resemblance to the La-Z-Boy range. Waterbeds also came from Sci-Fi fiction and wall mounted flat screens Plasmas were first written about in 1953 by Ray Bradbury in the book, ‘Fahrenheit 451′. And let’s not even get started with George Orwell’s 1984, Comeye, allows you to speak with someone on a screen wirelessly, that is too spooky to be true.

So, next time your looking at the latest movie release or reading a new sci-fi novel, pay close attention to what pieces of future furniture their showing you or writing about, as it just might be a visionary glimpse of things yet to come. Which is kind of worrying in a way, because I just watched Wall-E, Disney’s latest animation release and found the floating chairs that carried the fat humans everywhere a little too discomforting.

AFFECTIC

Affectic is a furniture that helps the user relax with the concept of smart future furniture. affectic functions normally as a table as well as having a second capability but that analyzes marginal sound information and functions as a sound playback device. Better relaxation is achieved because the sound corresponds with the rhythm of the conversation. Moreover, affectic accumulates usage history in the application and generates sound transition based on that information.

Satoru Tokuhisa:Concept / Design /Program / Direction of Demo Video

NEW iTUT – IPOD SHRINE PYRAMID COFFEE TABLE

New future furniture design for your ultra modern living room interior decorating ideas presented in this iTut – iPod shrine high-technology design concept! This is all about creative pyramid coffee table designed by French designer Stéphane Thivend. All ancient Egyptian furniture design style is created from high performance concrete materials and features a powered incorporated dual speaker system and iPod dock. And to additional ensure a captive audience; the designer also included an integrated futuristic LED lighting effect with your choice of 24 Pharaoh approved colors.

ELECTROLUX DESIGNLAB 2010 – een visie op de toekomst


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