In the area of furniture that responds to your body movements, form, and needs, I met product designer and researcher Birgitta Cappelen at the Collaborative Artefacts Interactive Furniture (CAIF) workshop in 2005. She presented and discussed her collaborative work: 'unfoldings. The furniture is filled with bending sensors, sensors, speakers. One can hug, sit, and relax on the furniture and the motions are reciprocated with music, moving images and light.
Unfoldings is an interactive audio-tactile field, open to potential movements that are reciprocated with music, moving images and light. Unfoldings is like a piece of furniture, a cross between cushion, armchair and travelling rug, to sit or lie on or use as a shawl or blanket. The individual interacts with the field by sitting down, moving or speaking - to one self or to others - to create one's own or together with others.More info about unfoldings