Their first modular system will be available in 2017 and at first glance could easily be mistaken for a well-designed wall of shelves. At just the push of a button though these shelves can slide across the room, pop-out a desk, a closet, and/ or a trundle-style bed.
The software coinciding with this system is designed to work effortlessly, with the furniture moving quicker the harder you press. Future versions will even work with voice commands or hand motions.
The technology comes out of MIT Media Lab’s CityHome project and is focused on solving global urbanization issues using technology. Promising to liberate design and unlock potential for new urban environments, Ori promises to be a prefix for something magical to come.