Design interactive furnishings AISIN, by Setsu & Shinobu Ito

AISIN ITO Triennale Milano 05 interactive furnishings AISIN, by Setsu & Shinobu Ito it has been modified: 2014-06-22 di jessica zannori

World premiere in Milan for Furniture expo, The Japanese company Aisin, Toyota Group, with designers Setsu & Shinobu Ito, submitted the application in humans lived environments of interactive technology in the automotive world.

The first exhibition, a series of three, is dedicated to a project of interactive furniture on the topic of sleep (nemuri).


Imagine New Days, is the goal that has set the Aisin, Toyota Group, to expand the research by interactive technology, based on sensors that respond to body movement. The Japanese company is specialized in precision engineering and Information Technology and its products are the vehicles of automakers around the world. But with this project it intends to transfer its technologies from the world of cars to all the environments inhabited by man, imagining the application in interactive furnishings. The first stage of the trial shared immediately with the famous pair of Japanese designers Setsu & Shinobu Ito, is entitled AISIN_ and investigated the world of sleep.


The Japanese word "nemuri" (sleep) is all the respect for the sacredness of sleep and rest, meaning those moments that can give nourishment to the mind, body and spirit.
This takes into account the project presented at the Triennale by Setsu & Shinobu Ito's vision: "Technology is a means to create beauty and environmental sensations, in a simple and intuitive, satisfying the senses and satisfying the needs.

On this occasion, which involves a close relationship between the body and technology, we figured its application as a tool for amplifying the state of relaxation, through an interactive path, dropped in a natural setting. "


Thus, the space of the cube C of the Triennale di Milano, has been transformed into a Zen garden, it made sound suggestions and video from which emerge, like stones from the forms naturally disordered, an archipelago of sofas and a bed. "They represent the possible furniture that can become interactive," says Setsu Ito - "hiding inside them, placed at strategic points, sensors that react immediately to" movements.

The public can sit on the sofa, made specifically for the installation, and test the interaction with the scenery and the lights by moving the weight of the body, while sitting, or standing up and sitting down, scenarios change warning the move. Through the reactions of the sensors are modified compositions and design of the Zen garden, varying harmony and sensations. With the impression of intervening directly sull'ambientazione surrounding simply with your body, without the intermediation of more visible controls.

A video, Toni Meneguzzo, projected on the bed instead shows how the sensors react, through the actions of a couple, behavior that is likely every person assumes staying in bed or when you wake up or when you fall asleep: interacting with lamps, curtains, blinds and other electronic devices. The sensors are able to guess, with the change of positions, weight and movement, the desire of the couple, the moment of awakening and the sleep, and thus have an atmosphere appropriate to each situation. further improving the quality of each stage of sleep. Five panels around the bed then slide suggestive frames, edited by Meneguzzo, of natural landscapes like the projection of a dream.


When calling a basic aesthetic concept of traditional Japanese culture, Aisin intends to develop products that will expand our physical size and imagine new realities, looking at the world through nature. The search continues. See you at the next stop!

AISIN ITO Triennale Milano 01

Interactive bed is Japanese for sleeping and it is an important thing in life since the beginning of man. We humans by nature are physically asymmetric, as we are while we sleep: our minds, our emotions and our consciousness roam free in a state of "confusion" between inner and outer world.

We have illustrated this situation on a bed, irregular, free ...
A bed that incorporates interactive technology, but at the same time has an image sweet and friendly. The base has in its interior of weight sensors and movement and the cylinder head integrates two screens connected to the sensors.
The side lights are controlled by sensors, and these are added other functions such as: sound, massage, etc. The side stand has the same function as traditional engawa, a passage space. The two sides, inside and outside, are the symbol of sleep and waking, of 弾 motion and the conscious state. On it we placed a pillow with a built-in level / multi-purpose table, as a representation of the Zen Garden.

Materials and Dimensions
Bed consists of a wooden structure, ripoperta of polyurethane foam, covered with fabric.
Dimensions: 2800 2500 x x 1160h (mm)

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Interactive Sofa System

The couch, saw a bird, is an archipelago of islands interactive.
Seen close up, remembers a group of rocks from the garden, with a natural shape and soft. When you sit, the seat and the back light up gradually, with a gentle glow. With the movement of the body weight light changes position, moves, and creates ambience around us. It is a system of interactive sofa that interacts with our body. It is composed of nine independent modules modular freely.

Materials and Dimensions
· The sofa made of a wooden frame covered with polyurethane foam, covered with fabric.
Dimensions total composition: 6600 3190 x x 750h max (mm)

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