Monday, July 28, 2008

Steal this Idea: Air Conditioned Armchair

I have a car with heated seats, and some luxury cars now have perforated leather seats that gently blow cold air on the sitting side of the occupant.

My first thought on reading about air conditioned seats was that this technology might transfer well to lounge chairs. Or why not just take an existing hot/cold car seat from the most modern pranged BMW/Mercedes and make it into an armchair a la Ron Arad's Rover chair, here and here.

Perhaps even apply this idea to mattresses. After all, we already have electric blankets, so how about a cooling mattress for those rare hot San Francisco nights? Not an air mattress. But a conventional mattress with a perforated top through which cool air passes.


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