The system is composed of a series of individual, upholstered stools. Each element is motorized using a linear actuator, enabling it to be raised or lowered. Height can double (or halve) in just a few seconds.
Lift-Bit can be controlled in person, via a simple gesture (just hovering your hand in the air over the seat), or from a distance, through the use of a mobile app. The app includes both a series of predetermined three-dimensional shapes and a tool to create new, dynamic combinations. Paying homage to radical British architect Cedric Price’s 1970s “Generator Project”, the Lift-Bit system can even become ‘bored’: when not used for a long time, it will start shape-shifting on its own to engage users.
12 April – 16 September 2016
Design: Carlo Ratti Associati, developed with the support of Vitra
Engineering and interaction design: Opendot
“Stanze. Altre filosofie dell’abitare”
Curated by: Beppe Finessi
Organised by: Salone del Mobile.Milano
viale Alemagna, 6