I truly believe the right furniture designs make or break a home! After all, furniture is an integral part of any home, it sets the tone for it and contributes to the essence of the home. You can express your tastes, preferences, and personality via the furniture pieces you choose for your living space. They are an extension of you. Now, as pleasing as aesthetic and visually intriguing furniture designs can be, people are now shifting towards furniture designs that are more focused on function and utility (that, simply put, make our lives a whole lot easier), and one such interesting genre is Smart Furniture! Tech-enhanced furniture is a whole new ballgame, catering to our multiple needs and making our daily lives more comfortable. From a height-adjustable smart table with customizable modules to a smart bed that charges our devices and comes along with an integrated home theatre system, smart furniture is in a league of its own! They’re an explosive meeting of IKEA and Tesla! And, we’re exploring a few super innovative and unique designs today.
1. The Hariana Tech Smart Ultimate Bed
The Hariana Tech Smart Ultimate Bed was designed to have everything you will need to relax within your bed frame. It has an integrated reclining massage chair with a remote, a built-in Bluetooth speaker, a bookshelf, a reading lamp, an air cleaning system, an area to plug in and charges your devices, a foot-stool that opens up for extra storage, and a pop-up desk for the ultimate WFH setup, Netflix marathon or cozy reading hours. The sound system also features an SD card slot, an auxiliary port, and a USB port. Another interesting detail about the Hariana bed is a password-protected safe box for you to store your most precious belongings – for me, it would be my passport and snacks!
2. The Rune Smart Table
The Rune smart table has a slim form factor, yet holds cutouts on the surface with magnetic sockets to accommodate various modules for a lamp, speaker, wireless charger, stationery container, and more. Users can customize the table – with modules of choice – from the Rune website. These modules flush right into the slots on the smart table, allowing a seamless visual experience. Onboard is the Rune Controller module that provides users complete control over the table and its configuration. When a new module is connected to the magnetic socket, the controlled automatically detects the installed module and offers options to control and uninstall it to make space for a new module.
3. The Routine Chair
The Routine Chair is in a true sense a future-forward creation that anyone would love to own one day. Its ability to seamlessly transition into the most preferred position according to the users’ customized routine or in-built presets gives it the tactical edge over big guns like Herman Miller. It’s partly like the hanging Ella Office Chair with the movable pivots, but the ability to have the most preferred ergonomic position based on the time of the day or the usual work routine positions is starkly different.
4. The LG Display Media Chair
The LG Display Media Chair is perfect for relaxing and binge-watching your favorite Netflix show! The cozy recliner looks like it’s straight out of 2050 with an attached 55-inch OLED TV. The chair is equipped with LG’s built-in sound technology – Cinematic Sound OLED. The tech produces vibrations in turn intensifying the sound, and creating a lifelike cinematic experience. The screen also rotates horizontally and vertically with the simple press of a button. The LG Display Media Chair creates a personal and intimate movie-watching experience within the comfort of your own home.
5. The Duoo Bed
Meet the Duoo Bed designed by Andrei Mogila for Zegen which brings a pragmatic approach to winding down after a long day’s work. The aesthetically crafted furniture piece combines minimalism, smoothness, and geometry of lines to appeal to anyone. Duoo is the result of prime attention to detail when it comes to design aesthetics. Usability-wise, the bed brings the convenience of charging mobile devices or battery banks right from the headboard. Plus it has dedicated led night lights on each side for late-night readers which bring the convenience of privacy without bothering your mate. Keeping comfort and visual neatness at the core, Andrei has managed to strike the right balance of form and function.
In an effort to transform the city of Shenzhen into a brand identity, inDare Innovation Studio created a collection of Intelligent Urban Furniture called Futian to help better define and respond to the needs of Shenzhen residents. Futian represents inDare’s goal of creating a “world-leading city model, which is intelligent, human-centered, and sustainable.” Each component of the Futian collection comes with embedded AI technology that allows users to interact with its interface to learn more about the city and daily conditions regarding topics like the weather and traffic.
7. The Köllen Eget Smart Interactive Workspace
The Köllen Eget Smart Interactive Workspace is built from premium materials, creating a workspace with a minimal and natural feel, but high functionality as well. The workspace has been equipped with a built-in system of connections. It features four USB ports, four plugs, and a wireless charger. An integrated magnetic board allows you to take notes, doodle, and scribble around whenever you need to! The interactive workspace also boasts a motion sensor lighting system. Ample storage space enables you to easily organize your devices, cables, and other work accessories.
8. The X7.0 Smart Table Lamp
The X7.0 Smart Table Lamp is something you’ll see far into the future. Its minimal style is made more interesting by the fact it rotates 360°. The lamp throws ambient lighting around, giving a levitating effect. From a distance, it appears to be a gem or a crystal. You know, the kind you see and need to collect and complete in video games. Noku Design used black coated aluminum for the frame of the lamp plus its very own NoxuSmart LED light. Standing at 15-inches, the lamp can show 16+ million colors but obviously, you can only identify the basic colors. It offers different multicolor effects that you can control via the NoxuSmart App. If you want to increase or decrease the speed of the effects, you can also do that.
9. The Dot Table
The Dot table by Egypt-based furniture brand De.Ci has brought the future of smart furniture to 2020 with its multifunctional features and adaptable form. With the Dot, you won’t have to ask those you love to bring you your charger – this table not only has multiple charging USB ports but can also wirelessly charge your devices with its in-built integrated connectivity system. Dot is a table by day and DJ by night thanks to the embedded SONY speakers so now you have music AND a place to put down your party snacks!
10. The COMODO Shoe Closet
Meet the COMODO shoe closet that doubles as a pouf to sit on while you wear your freshly cleansed pair of sneakers for the weekend basketball game. The name is derived from the Spanish word “Cómodo” which means convenient and pleasant in Spanish. Design Studio Designer Dot and designer Hyeona Cho have ideated a cool shoe closet loaded with new-age sanitization tech to keep your pair of shoes moisture-free and free from any bacterial or fungal build-ups. Taking inspiration from modern multifunctional furniture that has compactness and minimalism at its core, the shoe closet solves a very basic but important purpose.