Carlo Ratti and Opendot’s Shape-Shifting ‘Lift-Bit’ Sofa Finally Gets a Public Premiere

Carlo Ratti and Opendot’s Shape-Shifting ‘Lift-Bit’ Sofa Finally Gets a Public Premiere

Last year, at the XXI Triennale International Design exhibition, firm Carlo Ratti Associati announced its Lift-Bit fully internet connected sofa. At this year’s show, the one-of-a-kind sofa designed in connection with Opendot was equipped with motion tracking sensors.

The techy Lift-Bit offers the ability for owners to change its form in a multitude of ways. Loungers can switch the piece between a chaise lounge, a bed, a set of armchairs, and even a small playground for children. It’s all controlled using a connected app.

Lift-Bit is inspired by the Generator Project from British designer Cedric Price, which dates back to the 1970s. Price’s creation featured similar modular furniture consisting of a plethora of upholstered stools that could all move independently of one another.

Paired with the Lift-Bit app, the new Lift-Bit sofa from Carlo Ratti and Opendot might just be the future of furniture: versatile, interactive, and curiosity-inspiring.

   
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