You can now buy robotic Ori ‘Cloud Bed’ that ‘floats’ away to transform your space
For the first time, New Yorkers will be able to order Ori's space-transforming ‘Cloud Bed’, imagined for small-space urban living
Boston-based smart-living brand Ori has become known for its connected robotic furniture for small urban spaces. ‘Ori’s systems make possible the effortless and magical transformation of interior spaces, providing the totally new experience of having our interior space intelligently conform to our activities, rather than our activities being forced to conform to our interior space,’ said founder Hasier Larrea upon launching Ori in 2016, with a robotic house project for micro living with Yves Behar's Fuseproject. Five years later, the company has expanded into a full line of furniture covering basic domestic functions, allowing users to transform compact spaces – from bedrooms into living areas and study rooms and back again.
Until now, the clever robotic furniture was only available to developers to fit newly designed apartments, but for the first time, the Ori ‘Cloud Bed’ series is available to New York-based customers.
Robotic Ori ‘Cloud Bed’ for urban living
Originally launched in 2019, the Ori ‘Cloud Bed’ was imagined with small spaces in mind: essentially, a platform that moves up and down at the touch of a button (in just 42 seconds), revealing a sofa or desk below as it rises to the ceiling.
Available in king or queen sizes, and in ‘tall’ or ‘short’ height options (depending on the room’s ceiling height), the bed features a minimalist design and includes an eight-inch memory-foam-topped mattress, storage space, built-in power outlets and integrated dimmable LED lighting. The ‘Cloud Bed’ is UL certified (a safety certification) and features built-in safety features that include constant motor monitoring, obstacle protection and the option of a manual power-loss mode.
'Cities spark innovation, creativity and progress. But as cities attract more people, living spaces become smaller and more expensive,' reads the company’s mission statement. ‘Our goal is to empower people to live large in a small footprint. We believe spaces should expand and adapt to our lives, that smarter spaces can provide us with the flexibility we need, and deliver the experience we want, by transforming effortlessly – almost magically.’
The ‘Cloud Bed’ can be experienced at the Ori Design Studio in the Brooklyn Navy Yard or virtually at oriliving.com
Pricing for the ‘Cloud Bed’ starts at $16,000
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Rosa Bertoli was born in Udine, Italy, and now lives in London. Since 2014, she has been the Design Editor of Wallpaper*, where she oversees design content for the print and online editions, as well as special editorial projects. Through her role at Wallpaper*, she has written extensively about all areas of design. Rosa has been speaker and moderator for various design talks and conferences including London Craft Week, Maison & Objet, The Italian Cultural Institute (London), Clippings, Zaha Hadid Design, Kartell and Frieze Art Fair. Rosa has been on judging panels for the Chart Architecture Award, the Dutch Design Awards and the DesignGuild Marks. She has written for numerous English and Italian language publications, and worked as a content and communication consultant for fashion and design brands.
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