Behold the Future of Urban-Dwelling in This NYC Exhibit
A sofa that turns into a table? Furniture you can hang on walls? Check out these trends and more at the Future of Home Living exhibit.
If you have an hour to spare, check out the Future of Home Living exhibit at 101 West 15th St. Staged by think tank PSFK, the exhibit spotlights 65 innovative technologies that make life easier for today's New Yorkers.
The exhibit is broken up into three main concepts: "Adaptive" revolves around customizable products that increase flexibility in everyday spaces (think space-saving furniture and programmable light-saving systems). "On-Demand" highlights networks such as streaming cloud-based services for home entertainment, and "Equilibrium" focuses on details like compact gardening or environmental filtering systems.
What's neat about this exhibit is that it features showrooms to demonstrate how different technologies and innovations can come together to create a home with intuitive design — and many of these technologies are actually available to consumers, not just pie-in-the-sky concepts. There's the Peg Furniture System, made by Studio Gorm, which allows you to store tables and chairs flat along a pegged rail. Also aimed at space-saving New Yorkers are Schindelhauer's ThinkBike, with fold-up handlebar and pedals, and the ZIG Sofa, a modular sofa that can also be configured as a bed, table, bench or shelves. If you're looking for bells and whistles (literally), the Doorbot is a Wi-Fi-enabled doorbell that sends you mobile notifications.
Curious to see it all in person? Tickets are free, but you'll need to reserve a spot at www.psfk.com. The exhibit ends on Aug. 16.