Introduction: Digital Sofa

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This was an artistic project to demonstrate any shape, any surface can give information through Leds, Screens, Buzz. Another Idea was to give two or more functions to a same furniture, to avoid space lose.

It's more a Proof of concept than a final product as I choose cheap materials to make this prototype come true.

Step 1: Buying Parts:


I choose something equivalent to today's version of KLIPPAN in Ikea. It was little bit different but I think it's the same assembly and construction.


When I had a Sofa I had measures too and can search for a "Screen".

I found "LED Scrolling Message Display" that fit my budget and took one in eBay store.

The Led Message Displays show random pictures out of the box so I did not spend time and nerve on their old school software heritage from DOS. It is RGY and not RGB... An equivalent is linked bellow by eBay.


Just went to my local fabric reseller to choose one (need to see and touch).

Step 2: Woodworking & Electronics:

Not enough photo here.

I disassembled the Led message Board to only have the PCB nude. Enclosure not usefull here as it becomes the sofa itself.

Some woodwork, jigsaw,cut and paste...

First re-Assembly to test the concept.

Step 3: Texturing:

Adding Foam everywhere.

Black Lycra makes the Led Message Display invisible when off.

About the cow fabric texture it was for fun :)

Step 4: Concept Live

Here you can see results.

Furniture Contest 2018

Participated in the
Furniture Contest 2018