There can be a lot of rooms in a house dedicated to escapes: the lounge, the porch, the bedroom, the home theater. It’s those last two, though, that has Hi-Interiors’ interests. The Italian design company recently unveiled its latest version of the HiBed smart bed as the solution to bringing the home theater into the bedroom, while also revealing smart technology to help monitor sleep and other metabolic functions.
To date, however, the bed has only been installed in a handful of places. The company is still in start-up mode, but the concept is intriguing enough to have many already vying for installations. From a dealer’s perspective, it could open the opportunity to sell many more home theaters in master suites and secondary bedrooms.
Designing the Smart Bed
The design itself resembles a regular, albeit ornate, bed, except it hides a retractable 70-inch screen, 4k projector, retractable privacy screens on the sides, and a bevvy of speakers. The all-in-one design of the bed certainly eases the issue many integrators face when trying to install TVs in the bedroom. Awkward fixes like have the device drop down from the ceiling, or even pop up from the floor at the foot of the bed are replaced with integration into the bedframe itself.
The wellness technology Hi-Interiors incorporates also measures the movements of the bed’s occupants, automatically adjusting the temperature according to their preferences. A smart clock, weather updates and traffic information further sync the occupants waking and sleeping cycles. The bed is even fitted with biometric monitors to track a user’s weight.
Other features of the bed include dimmable lighting to reduce eye stress and the level of blue light that would otherwise keep occupants up at night. It has an adjustable base, voice control, a built-in WiFi connection, and motorized blackout curtains to even give you a dimmer switch for the sun.
According to various published reports, the company currently has a variety of models available, with prices ranging from the initial foray’s $13,800 to the current $40,300 version.
Another version of this article previously appeared in CE Pro.