Aiming to help users stay connected at all times, IKEA is to launch a wireless furniture collection with incorporated induction-charging stations. The new range consists of bedside tables, lamps and and desks, each item integrating subtle white charging pads. How does the system work exactly? According to the official press release, the wireless charging pads “use transmitter and receiver coils to generate a magnetic field which induces a voltage in the receiver coil. The voltage can then power a smartphone or recharge its battery simply by resting a phone on the Qi pad. Once placed on the pad, a notification pops up to alert the user the device is charging.”
What do you think of the idea of Pop-Up Furniture? For some, it may seem a natural step in the direction of minimalist design,backing-up the trend of “less is more”. The reason why we chose to present this cardboard pop-up furniture project envisioned by Liddy Scheffknecht and Armin B. Wagner is strongly connected with practical living in small apartments. Using the technique of Pop-Ups, the design duo created a mobile workstation consisting of a desk, a chair and a laptop appears and disappears. The sculpture can be opened and closed like a book. Have a look at the video below to see just how easy it is to install this pop-up furniture project and then “close” it back!