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szdaily -> Tech and Science -> 
Shape-changing pods transform into everything
    2016-04-13  08:53    Shenzhen Daily

    It could mean the end of trips to Ikea and allow you to transform your living room at the touch of a button.

    Dubbed the “digitally transformable sofa,” Lift-Bit is a series of hexagonal* stools that fit together honeycomb-style. Powered through a tablet app and simple hand gestures, the stools shift their height around in a matter of seconds to transform into whatever piece of furniture you need.

    International design firm, Carlo Ratti Associates, collaborated with the Swiss furniture, Vitra, in making the sofa.

    “Lift-Bit draws on the potential of Internet of things technologies to transform our interior landscape, giving form to an endlessly reconfigurable* environment,” said Carlo Ratti, founder of Carlo Ratti Associati studio and director of the Senseable City Lab at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

    The entire system can be operated by a person through the companion app or hovering a hand in the air over the seat. The app features both a series of predetermined* 3-D shapes and a tool to transform the sofa into different combinations.

    “Controlled remotely through a tablet app, each stool can double (or halve) its height in just a few seconds, reconfiguring the space in a myriad of combinations,” according to Lift-Bit’s website.

    Lift-Bit’s responsive modules can seamlessly transform into a sofa or a bed. If you do not use your Lift-Bit for a long time it will become “bored” and start shape-shifting on its own to get your attention.

    (SD-Agencies)

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