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.)


  1. McGehee »

    8 February 2008 · 1:55 pm

    Something tells me that chair would be an Ipod/cellphone/TV remote-free zone.

  2. wamprat »

    8 February 2008 · 2:00 pm

    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.

  3. CGHill »

    8 February 2008 · 2:14 pm

    I figure if you’ve got your credit cards in your pocket, this thing should wipe ’em clean pretty quick.

  4. fillyjonk »

    8 February 2008 · 2:17 pm

    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)

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