As cities become more congested and built up, space becomes more valuable. And so does flexibility. If homes become smarter and more space saving (or multipurpose) using products like SmartSlab, they should also integrate smart reconfigurable interior walls and flexible equipment. In a state of the art city pad of the future (in just 10 years’ time) interior walls, furniture and equipment will be reconfigured on command to allow flexibility and optimum use of space.
MINI unveiled a micro living concept at Milan furniture fair, where certain items are foldable and movable. Great idea, but let’s make it smart. Bluetooth it up with 3 or 4 pre-programmed automated layouts. One tap of a smart phone screen and your studio pad goes from standard furniture to leading technological inventions that need to be admired.
In this situation furniture needs to lead. In the next decade we’ll see at least one major player emerge from Asia in the furniture mass market. And their furniture will be smart, automated and flexible. The Apple of the furniture industry. That is it for now.