Lift-Bit is an IoT Sofa where user can digitally transform into endless configurations. Designed by Carlo Ratti Associati with the support of Vitra, he claims this is world’s first Internet-of-Things sofa and full-size prototype will be unveiled during this year’s Milan Design Week.
Lift-Bit features modular, digitally-reconfigurable furniture system that allows you to turn a sofa into a chair, a chaise lounge, a bed, a lounge room, or any other cool configurations according to your needs. The system consists of a series of individual, upholstered stools where each one is motorized with a linear actuator, allowing each stool to be raised or lowered. Even the height can be doubled in just a few seconds.
Designer : Carlo Ratti Associati
Using a simple gesture as easy as hovering your hand in the air over the seat, you can control Lift-Bit. Even from distance, you can use the mobile app to control this cool sofa. The app comes with a series of predetermined 3D shapes and a tool to create new, dynamic combinations. One cool feature of Lift-bit is the ability to start shape-shifting after not used for a long time, encouraging you to connect with the sofa again. When assembled in large compositions, Lift-Bit system can be further enhanced, let’s say 2 elements create a chair, but 4 elements can make a chaise lounge, a sofa can be created with 9 elements. Imagine when you have dozens of these elements, you can create many cool settings.