Coins, odds and ends .. these things we expect to find under the sofa cushions, but these days color-changing LEDs seem to be just as common as pocket change. Taken to the extreme the idea becomes particularly fascinating: what if we simply built all of our lighting into the home furniture and furnishings around us … would we even need normal light fixtures?
With a lit pattern for every occasion, these sectional sofas flip from one colorful display setting to the next at the push of a button. Display options include abstract modern patterns and contemporary floral prints while the colors can shift through the spectrum from simple white through subtle purple, bright blue and a seductive dark red. Modules can even display different designs and/or color schemes at the same time side by side.
Whether this convertible, color-changing functionality from Colico will work as a conversation piece of worry your potential date is another question entirely. Still, whether it is the next style trend or simply an experiment there is something to be said for literally weaving illumination into the fabrics of our everyday lives.
It’s available at Italian furniture store iMaestri in either LED form or without the lights. The former costs about $14,000 USD depending on which options you choose.
“Asami LED Sofa by Colico is a modern Italian sofa with a unique bold design. Its main characteristic is the bold structure made of methacrylate that, thanks to the LED installed underneath, gives to this outstanding piece of Italian design an unexpected glow. Asami LED Sofa is perfect to enrich a modern living room or lounge room.”
“Colico was formed in 1920 in Varedo, in the heart of the Italian design district of Brianza. After initially specializing in the production of tables and chairs, in the ’70s they became famous in the field of furniture for private and contract use. The arrival of Walter Colico marked another step in the evolution of the company. With their roots in the tradition of handmade Italian artisan craftsmanship, the company began integrating their search for new forms and lines for furniture with high design geared towards an international clientele. Chairs, tables, stools, sofas and accessories with a strong stylistic imprint that stand out on the market for their quality, comfort, style, and exuberance.”