This smart sofa knows who’s sitting on it


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LG’s new smart sofa can recognize whoever sits on it.

The company teamed up with Natuzzi, Italy’s largest furniture manufacturer, to produce a prototype couch of the future.

Branded under the high-end LG Signature name, LG claims that the Colosseo sofa can recognize whoever sits on it and even adjust itself to suit that sitter’s preferences.

The couch can pull this off by tapping into the Google Assistant and communicating with other smart devices in the home. Owners could theoretically adjust their lights, turn on the TV and tilt the sofa to their favorite position just by sitting down. The couch could also help less mobile people to their feet or switch hallway lights on at the end of movie night.

This motorized furniture includes positions for reading, relaxing, watching TV, listening to music and even getting up. Users can call these features up with an LG smartphone app or with Google Assistant voice commands.

“The ergonomic, tech-enabled sofa can recognize the user and interact with TV and other smart devices,” according to LG.

The sofa recently made its North American debut at the High Point Market furniture show.

Natuzzi is no stranger to fitting tech to its sofas, but the Colosseo is the first time the firm has branched out into the smart home.

Because the sofa is still a concept, neither LG nor Natuzzi has yet explained precisely how the sofa recognizes sitters. However, it could still be an invaluable addition to a smart home.

“Natuzzi and LG Signature entered into this partnership with the same objectives in mind – to make beautifully designed, art-inspired, minimalistic products that fit into any luxury home,” said David VanderWaal, LG’s senior vice president of marketing.

“Working with LG Signature, a brand on the forefront of innovation and style, supports us on achieving our goal of providing the utmost comfort and linking them to the latest technology trends,”  added Pasquale Junior Natuzzi, PR and communication officer at Natuzzi Italia. 

LG is also pushing forward with its ThinQ brand, which includes a range of voice-and-app-controlled devices like fridges, ovens, microwaves and dishwashers.

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