Can you imagine a house; which understands your gestures, follow commands at the push of a button and fills the room with sweet strawberry fragrance everytime you get a new tweet? This is Home of the Future, exhibited at the Ideal Home Show in London. The Home of the Future has been showcased since 1928 and every year, the exhibitors add new dimensions to the future homes to leave you awestruck with innovations and advanced technology.
Set up on an empty swimming pool at London’s Earl Court, the Home of the Future was built and later water was refilled into it, to create a breathtaking watery backdrop for a perfect futuristic home illusion. The Home of the Future is equipped with numerous gadgets with excellent functionality to incorporate advanced technology into our daily lives. Some of the most prominent and exciting gadgets incorporated at the exhibition are, trance inducing’ transport Pod by Alberto Fria, Olly, a robot designed to produce a fragrance based on your internet actions and hi-tech kitchen appliances.
‘Trance inducing’ transport Pod by Alberto Fria
Bed or relaxing space is perhaps the most important aspect of a house. However, the Home of the Future seems to have taken the concept of bed to a completely new level with ‘Trance inducing’ transport Pod by Alberto Fria, which is an egg shaped furniture that can be filled with light, music and vibrations too. The bed has fluffy cushions as linen over the temperature controlled waterbed. You can also enjoy a massage with the sound vibrations created by sub-woofers, while the domed ceiling of the bed can be light up to create an ambiance of a perfectly blue sky above your head.
Olly, a robot designed to produce a fragrance based on your internet actions
The futuristic homes will certainly be smarter and hi-tech, but the innovations shown for Home of the Future are simply extraordinary. The concept exhibits Olly, a robot designed to fill the room with sweet fragrances to indicate internet actions. The tweet alerts will be indicated by sweet strawberry scent, whereas the lemony scent will remind you of a special calendar date.
Hi-tech kitchen appliances
The futuristic homes will be equipped with appliances that will understand the gestures. You can draw the curtains by the sweep gesture of your hand and a thumbs-up will put the kettle on. The kitchen appliances for the Home of the Future included De Dietrich Piano Zoneless hob with touch screen technology. You can set the hob in three different ways with five, three or single temperature area to cook. The futuristic appliance also included the Fagor Spoutnik, a sleek freestanding microwave in a stunning domed design, providing a 360 degree angle view inside the microwave to avoid over-cooking and also to make it easier to clean than a traditional microwave. There will also be Robo Tap-the robotic vacuum cleaner that can be activated by the tap of the foot. The Home of the Future will also have innovations that will decorate the room with a flick of the light switch.