Cloud Sofa

by Mark R

magnetically-levitating-cloud-sofa-thumb-550x400-16319Some of you might remember the article about the Hoverit Floating Chair, a lounger that can float on a cushion of air. I remember looking at that device and thinking: well, it would be fun to sit and hover, but the plexiglass mold doesn’t look too comfortable.

It is only natural that someone would take the Hoverit one step further with the Cloud sofa. Designer D.K. Wei’s magnetic floating sofa is designed for “ultra comfort and relaxation”.

The soft upper part can somehow remain airborne thanks to the force generated by the bottom base. I wonder how much the user can move around on the cushion before that upper part cannot be held aloft by the magnetic force.

The Cloud sofa was apparently an entry in a relaxation design contest, and it was good enough to win an honorable mention.

Sadly, this Cloud sofa still remains a concept now, but I would love to try it out. Granted, I wish there was some support for your back, as I would love to work on my laptop while resting on this.

However, I believe the whole point is to allow the user the experience of resting on a cloud. I wonder if it is as relaxing as it looks.

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6 reviews or comments

maranda Says: April 15, 2009 at 12:37 pm

definately should create this! i would buy one like forreal!

Wake Up Says: April 16, 2009 at 7:08 am

You definetly do not want to use your laptop anywhere near this thing…high power magnetic field could potentially erase your hard drive! And it probably wouldnt be good if you have a pacemaker either!

C Says: April 17, 2009 at 11:40 am

Ugh. That are so fail. My concept is a car that works only on one drop of water a year. Much better.

Oh engineer it? How to engineer it? Weeell, it’s just a concept, sure that doesn’t matter.

Sometimes I hate designers.

Caio Assumpção Says: August 12, 2010 at 4:51 pm

actually it IS possible and i know how to make one… you can make almoost everything hover by using magnetism.
some time ago i planned a Hovering Car, that actually works, and it uses only a few eletricity as fuel, cuz it uses its own movement and air resistance to make more energy. anyway, awesome!

Aziz Qallaf Says: July 20, 2011 at 9:14 am

My house finishes next month and I would love to buy this! Please notify me where can I buy this, how much does it cost and since I live in Kuwait how much will it cost for shipping, delivery, assembly etc.

Mike Says: February 4, 2014 at 5:54 am

Has this been created yet or is it just a tease?

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