Mark Studer

UX Design Portfolio


Interactive furniture for personal warmth

This concept reduces the amount of heat lost to the surroundings, warming only in the immediate proximity to the user. By taking advantage of an inflatable heat source, the bags are able to focus the heat into the lap of the individual users.

“Your personal warmth at the dining table to reduce early morning heating costs.”

Each user can control the intensity of the heat by sliding their cup on the table. The table provides feedback via the inflation of the bags or physical contact with the legs and a halogen lamp that glows from inside the table. The metaphor  of a campfire was used to drive the social interactions of the concept, the closer you get the warmer it gets.We aim to facilitate personal warmth in the home & to question the meaning of the dining table as an everyday object, making it interactive.

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