It’s the 21st century and every piece around us is getting smarter and smarter and receives more and more new functions. I’m not talking only about gadgets, I’m talking also about modern furniture. Today I’d like to share a totally new and unique piece that will become the future of our dining areas – Smart slab.
Sapienstone Smart Slab by Kram/Weisshaar is a new composite table that integrates heating, cooling and motion detection technology from Iris Ceramica directly into oversized ceramic panels. Circular heating elements are positioned directly beneath guests’ plates, keeping them at a precise temperature of 42.5°C. Meanwhile, cooling elements are strategically placed along the table to keep champagne bottles perfectly chilled.
First shown at the 2016 milan design week Aterlier Clerici exhibition, the project takes porcelain into the future by adding a layer of discreet technology to the underside of its wafer-tin ceramic slabs. Options include heating and cooling units, inductive cooking and charging modules, wireless antennas and transponders as well as access control systems, switches and actuators. Smart Slab signals the arrival of intelligent textiles in furniture design, unlocking a wide range of potential applications previously inconceivable in such classic materials.
The top layer of the Smart Slab composite is made of Sapienstone ceramic material impervious to fire, frost, thermal shock, scratches and mircobes. The unique composition and structure makes it particularly adaptable and allows for a multitude of uses. i just can’t imagine a more durable and smart table that would take so much care of you and your guests!