BOSTON – Ori, the robotic furniture system that moves to save space, has launched a sofa edition of its Cloud Bed that’s now available throughout North America.
“The launch of the sofa edition comes at a time when people are spending more time in cramped apartments, and multifamily property owners are looking for ways to optimize and improve the utility, usability and flexibility of each square foot,” said Hasier Larrea, founder and CEO of Ori.
“Adding the Cloud Bed to our Ori collection means that solutions now exist for turning even the smallest of apartments into a flexible and versatile space that adapts on-demand to the needs of its residents,” he added.
The sofa edition is the third smart space solution in the Ori Collection, joining the Pocket Closet and the Studio Suite. Larrea said the sofa edition can be easily retrofitted into existing layouts requiring only a minimum 8-foot, 6-inch’ ceiling height. It optimizes space by transforming to create both a living room and bedroom in the same footprint.
The robotic-powered solution uses ceiling space to accommodate a queen or king bed that descends for rest and sleep and ascends to reveal a modern sofa and living room area.
The sofa edition of the Cloud Bed is modular, flat-packed and assembled on-site with no components permanently attached to the space. The bed is cantilevered off of concealed steel rails that are anchored to a wall and then balanced by a hidden counterweight connected by wire ropes running over pulleys.
Designed and engineered in the U.S., the smart technology for the bed consists of robotic components that move the bed at the touch of a button, the swipe of a finger or a voice command. The solution is UL-certified with built-in safety features that include constant monitoring of the motors, obstacle protection and a manual power-loss mode, according to the company.
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