We truly live in a digital age, and the newest thing to jump on the world’s digital bandwagon is your sofa. Yes, this most basic piece of furniture in your home now comes in a high-tech version – one where it can actually tell you whether your object of affection is interested – or not. Developed and designed by a British designer, the sofa uses electroluminescent technology and pressure sensors to create illuminated patterns and colours which ultimately tell you whether your relationship is red-hot or as cold as a fish. With this amazing new sofa, you wont need to drag your new boyfriend to couples therapy by the hair to find out whether your relationship is in trouble. Just get him on the sofa and hope that the sofa wont be coming up with blue patterns. If passionate red patterns light up the sofa however, you’re in luck as this signifies that a fiery night of passion isn’t far away. Couples who get closer and closer to one another will find warm pink and red tones forming like tantalizing petals around them. If they move to another spot, the patterns disappear and reappear in their new position, makings each pattern constantly changing and randomly surfacing. Reacting to the seating arrangements and weight of the sofa’s occupants, the embedded lights inside the sofa emit soft growing patterns triggered by sensitive materials.
Sounds like a fantastic innovation? Well, yes perhaps for the swinging singles shacked up in boutique-hotel-like flats, but for those with 2 kids, a cat and a dog, the novelty (and the upholstery) would probably wear out pretty quickly.