It has been called a “digitally transformable sofa"
International design firm, Carlo Ratti Associates worked with Swiss company, Vitra, to make what is being called the 'digitally transformable sofa'. The make-up of the sofa can be controlled via an application.
The Life-Bit is made up of a number of hexagonal stools that sit together. When connected to the mobile app, this can be transfigured, shifting the heights of the individual stools. Say, for example, you're sitting down to watch TV with a cup of tea, you can easily raise one of the stools to act as a table for the tea.
"Lift-Bit draws on the potential of internet of things technologies to transform our interior landscape, giving form to an endlessly reconfigurable environment," Professor Carlo Ratti, founder of Carlo Ratti Associati studio and director of the Senseable City Lab at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, told DesignBoom.
"In the future, we could imagine an architecture that adapts to human need, rather than the other way around – a living, tailored space that is moulded to its inhabitants' needs, characters and desires."