Hoverit Lounger Suspended Vonnegut Dream

The Hoverit Lounger is a seriously rigid acrylic chair suspended by powerful magnets. Comfortable? Maybe not, but you're hovering! That's got to count for something.


(Hoverit Lounger by Hoverit, Ltd.)

Four types of Lounger are available, each having different shaped holes in the seat part: circular, hearts, droplets or slots (watch this space for images showing the difference). Four ‘anti-scratch’ mat options are also available; circular holes, hearts, droplets or slots cut into the mat. When ordering you can choose any mat with any Lounger type.

Take a look at this quick Hoverit Lounger video.

Loungers can also have graphics applied and we’ll soon have a range of accessories available including cushions and up-lighters.

The 2 meter-long chair costs a mere $8,350 dollars and is built by hand in the UK by Hoverit, Ltd.. The company describes it as the first of their magnetic hover furniture - can other office and home furnishings be far behind?

Kurt Vonnegut certainly hoped so. In his 1959 novel The Sirens of Titan, he referred to suspended furniture.

The office was spookily furnished, since none of the furniture had legs. Everything was suspended magnetically at the proper height. The tables and the desk and the bar and the couches were floating slabs...
(Read more about Vonnegut's magnetically floating furniture)

From Hoverit Ltd. via Boingboing.

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