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Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Magnetic "Cloud" sofa floats in mid air

Designer D.K. Wei came up with this awesome furniture concept: A sofa that floats on a magnetic field. It's called "Cloud."

Comments:

Blogger Fred said...

Hope the model doesn't have any piercings... or artificial joints. ;)

Tuesday, April 14, 2009 7:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Better make sure you don't have your credit cards in your pocket....or those with pacemakers, beware

Tuesday, April 14, 2009 9:09:00 AM  
Blogger hollerinwoman said...

Wow. Just what I always wanted. A piece of furniture that doubles as an MRI scanner. Think of the possibilities.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009 9:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yea until you roll over and fall flat on your face.. It is like a hammock without strings...

Or the magnets kill any electronic device around.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009 1:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OK, so this is clearly a "concept". I have seen an actual product from a european company for a floating bed. That one used super-magnets to get the bed about 1/4" off the ground.

Frankly, I doubt seriously that anything close to the "concept" picture is remotely possible without electro-magnets that would require so much current that your house would need to be rewired.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009 3:39:00 PM  
Blogger Justin Canfield said...

I love this idea. It would be fun if someone could make it happen.

Thursday, April 16, 2009 7:05:00 AM  
Blogger Josh Robinson said...

Where do I buy one? How much?

Friday, April 24, 2009 7:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Its really quite simple, just keep the superconductor cool with your liquid helium tank in the basement, come on, doesn't every home have one?

Friday, May 01, 2009 3:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Devin said...

Stole the idea from "The Sirens of Titan"

Friday, May 15, 2009 5:04:00 PM  
Blogger Bakkanekko said...

Oohh! Cool! I want to try it! xD I wonder if it's shaking if we're on top~ :"D

Friday, May 29, 2009 9:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Designer Sofa said...

Amazing idea - My hat off to the designer.

Tuesday, June 09, 2009 11:43:00 PM  
Blogger jmintuck said...

o m g.

I have fantasized about floating furniture and stuff since I was a little kid.

I would get "fleeting" thoughts about floating stuffs, like furniture, and rarely, cars, that float. Some of these fleeting thoughts might now be on the way to becoming reality.

Kinda makes me feel weird when things like this are on the way to becoming reality, especially after years and years of fleeting thoughts. gez.

Monday, July 13, 2009 12:49:00 PM  
Blogger Matthew said...

Kurt Vonnegut came up with this in his novel "Sirens of Titan" so this idea isn't even that original. This is basically design masturbation until someone actually makes it happen, and remember: Vonnegut wrote science fiction.

Sunday, August 02, 2009 10:41:00 AM  
Blogger philip said...

ever heard of 'the environment? beds and sofas work perfectly well already, why do we need to make them electromagnetic?

Monday, September 07, 2009 5:24:00 PM  
Blogger Heckles said...

I kind of like concepts that are at least half way feasible. This however wouldn't work... Ever buy one of those magnetic tops that are supposed to hover in mid air? They only work like 5% of the time, and they have to be spinning to ensure evenly distributed weight. This thing CAN'T be made, even if it had a position in which it DID float, moving one centimeter away from that position would send you falling and the cloud jettisoning in the opposite direction.

Wednesday, September 09, 2009 9:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Richard said...

Awesome, that would be cool if they could make beds with the same technology, it would be even more comfortable then a tempurpedic.

Monday, November 09, 2009 10:04:00 AM  
Anonymous posturpedic said...

That just looks like it would be incredibly comfortable.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009 11:27:00 AM  
Blogger chak said...

it should use a strong magnetic material , Isn't it dangerous for kids and pregnant women?

Monday, January 11, 2010 5:53:00 AM  

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