Reshaping our furniture isn’t often an option many of us have. After spending money on a couch or recliner, it’s pretty much impossible to change the shape of the physical furniture. Now, Sanna and Mike Myllylä, from Living Spaces, have created modular furniture that can change shape in seconds. Known as BiT, the furniture is presented in Tetris-like shapes that join together using magnets. In turn, homeowners can revamp their living space to feature a couch or a play house for kids to play in.
The idea stemmed from developing furniture for small spaces or small homes, while also integrating an innovative way to mix up furniture. This especially applies to families with small children who love to try their hand at building different constructions.
Now, the Myllyläs have completed a working prototype, inspired by children’s building blocks, that is available on Indiegogo.
The furniture also caters to gamers who can use a variety of accessories to create a customized gaming station, which includes Games FPS Armchair, Games F1 and IndyCar Armchair, Games Car Simulator Armchair, and Games Fighter Jet Armchair.
“Owning a couch has many challenges,” says Mika Myllylä, CEO and Innovator at Living Spaces, according to New Atlas. “I and my wife Sanna were both moving quite a lot. Carrying heavy upholstered furniture was such a drag that I often abandoned the sofa at a recycling center before relocation…After our daughter hurt her head on a sofa arm while bouncing on the couch, we decided we had had enough of traditional sofas. We wanted to give our daughter the most educative and active environment possible. We also wanted complete, unlimited freedom to decide how we would like to use the living room. After five years of intensive research and development, it is complete.”
With the safety of children high on the list, BiT’s soft sofa pieces are frameless and don’t have any hard edges. The sofa series also incorporates back support features that offer good postural support. Additionally, all of the pieces do not contain wood, toxic glues, paints, or lacquer.
If all goes well for this building sofa company, shipping is designated for October, and the two-piece ottoman will start at $231.
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