The QWERTY keyboard has proved remarkably resilient from one device to the next, and perhaps it will be persist for some time yet, but someday this design will look definitively like a piece of the past.
Still, in the meantime, ZO_loft‘s creation is a quintessentially Italian blend of present styles and sleek minimalism, using a palette of silver, white and black that would be suitable to conferences and offices.
For those who find themselves passing out at their desk, you can also lay out this futon into bed form and take a nap right on a giant-sized version of your keyboard. From its creators: “Turning the archetypal image of a keyboard, into a sofa bed, QWERTY is proposed to hold you on its soft “keys” on evenings while working in the office or at home on a rainy afternoons spentwatching the home video, bringing a pinch of irony in our daily life.”
“Anyway QWERTY is much more than a sofa bed. Thanks to micro electric motors controlled by a remote control, every single key/cushion is adjustable in height to give total freedom to the full available surface. In this way, the furniture becomes a playful carpet, a comfortable support but an unconventional surface.”