The Mood Chair is a piece of interactive furniture that changes colour in response to the colours that its sensors perceive from the environment and the users. Technically interactive furniture consists of translucent units, with embedded L.E.D. (light-emitting diode) light sources, microchip and sensors. These devices react to the colours that its sensors perceive from the environment translating them, with the embedded Aether & Hemera’s software, into lighting effects.
Reactive furniture is a fusion of design, user experience and time-based narrative, developing a new kind of design will lead to a new aesthetic: one of use and experience as well as of form.
MART 09 at BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, 16 – 18 October 2009, Newcastle upon Tyne.
100% Design London, 23-26 September 2010, London.
Photo Credit: Gloria Ronchi