8 February 2008
What is this?
A transparent acrylic chaise longue that's suspended in mid air by the applied magic of Really Big Magnets. [Hoverit]
Directors Keith Dixon and Steve Wild are launching the product at the 100th Ideal Home Show
in London next month with an anticipated price of £5,875.
Oh, there are casters in the base, in case you have to move it without, you know, moving it.
And if twelve thousand dollars for a frickin' chair sounds a bit excessive, remember: Really Big Magnets.
(Seen at Fark.)
Posted at 1:32 PM to Entirely Too Cool
Something tells me that chair would be an Ipod/cellphone/TV remote-free zone.
The "Ideal Home Show" better hope they don't have sprinklers for fire suppression, just a small magnet close enough to a head can set them *all* off. Really Big Magnets should cause one heck of a downpour.
I figure if you've got your credit cards in your pocket, this thing should wipe 'em clean pretty quick.
Well, after spending $12K on a chair, perhaps having the credit cards "wiped" wouldn't be such a bad thing.
I don't know. I realize I'm a girl and so things like this impress me less than they might if I had a Y chromosome, but it looks monumentally uncomfortable. I think I'd rather actually sit in one of those 70s-era beanbag chair things. (Except I'm not sure if I could get up out of one of those any more, at least not with more knee and elbow popping than I 'd like)