This transforming robotic furniture descending from the ceiling to take your home from bedroom to living room!







‘The Smile,’ a new condominium advanced in East Harlem intended by Big (Bjarke Ingels Team) functions clever home furnishings systems comprised of stow-away storage models, mattress frames, workspaces, and wardrobes that rise into and fall from the ceiling on command.

Technologies is transforming the way we dwell in metropolitan areas. Electric powered scooters and bullet trains are changing town buses, when public spaces are relying on AI and intelligent know-how for contactless expert services. In New York City’s East Harlem community, a new condominium complex called, ‘The Smile’ from Big (Bjarke Ingels Team) integrates a clever, modular furnishings method from Bumblebee Spaces into every apartment to just take comprehensive gain of every single dwelling unit’s full cubic house.


Constructed about a grid that is mounted to every single unit’s ceiling, the modular household furniture systems are comprised of storage cabinets and bed frames that increase and descend according to the switching requires of just about every resident. When a ingredient of the procedure isn’t in use, it rises and disappears into the ceiling to enlargen the unit’s obtainable dwelling place. Then, when a single is desired, the household furniture procedure recognizes voice commands, distant controls, and programmed configurations to initiate a component’s descent from the ceiling to the unit’s ground.


For case in point, after waking up in the early morning, inhabitants can command the bed to merge with the ceiling to conceal it from see. Then, in the exact way, inhabitants can instruct for modules like custom-made workspaces and drawers to decrease down from the ceiling for entry through the working day. Crafted from wooden, the home furnishings method provides a touch of convenience to just about every device, supplying the apartment’s industrial backdrop some organic heat. Like a robotic housekeeper, Bumblebee’s household furniture program also remembers in which people still left specified items of home furnishings or lesser possessions so hunting for your keys will not preserve you from obtaining a move on.


BIG’s ‘The Smile,’ located in New York City’s East Harlem presently capabilities 163 market-level and 70 very affordable flats, the latter group reserved for mid and minimal-earnings inhabitants. Though the home furnishings process, built by former Tesla and Apple engineers, is presently only out there in 5 units, the long run of wise dwelling is definitely on its way to every single city.

Designer: Bumblebee Spaces x Major


Every single module can be outfitted for particular needs, from workspaces to wardrobes. 

Integrated organizational methods make every module uncomplicated to navigate. 


Residents can management their wise household furniture method from their smartphones.