|Tables showcase intersection of technology and design at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair |
NEW YORK - Thursday, May 16th 2013 [ME NewsWire]
Unique concept designs fuse form and function for a new kind of lifestyle technology
Renowned designers create "The Treehouse,” "The Nest” and "AT-UM”
One-off furniture model pieces highlight the playroom, living room and studio decor
25th Annual International Contemporary Furniture Fair
(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Lenovo (HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY) today announced that the IdeaCentre Horizon Table PC continues to help redefine technology in the home with the introduction of three innovative table concepts that integrate Lenovo’s groundbreaking interpersonal PC with contemporary furniture. Lenovo will showcase the commissioned custom table designs – "The Treehouse” built for the 21st century playroom, "The Nest” for the modern living room and "AT-UM” for the digital workshop at the 25th annual International Contemporary Furniture Fair taking place May 18-21 in New York City at the Jacob K. Javits Center.
The industry-acclaimed Horizon connects people in new ways, creating an interpersonal computing experience. For example, when the Horizon lays flat the Aura interface activates and allows four people to use it simultaneously and play games together on its multitouch screen with joysticks, strikers and e-dice. Users can also collaborate using Horizon upright as a traditional all-in-one (AIO) PC thanks to its 10-finger touch and Windows 8 support. Equipped with high performance Intel® Core i7™ processors, NVIDIA GeForce graphics and Dolby Home Theatre® v4 audio even digital music creation software from StageLight, co-creation happens easily in either mode.
Each unique table highlights the intersection of the latest technology innovation and the possibility of unbridled home décor craftsmanship representing a new era of furniture design that integrates technology directly into places where people work, play and socialize.
Peter Pan and Robinson Crusoe’s forts have nothing on this 21st century treehouse. Designed by Judson Beaumont of Straight Line Designs, the Treehouse creates a magical world of whimsy to bring children and people of all ages together. Beaumont’s inspiration sprang from the Horizon’s roots in family-oriented games. Always looking to bend straight lines, Beaumont crafted the Treehouse to pair two seemingly separate objects into one seamless piece filled with personality.
"When I first learned about the Horizon and what it could do, I imagined excited children gathered around it,” said Judson Beaumont, Straight Line Designs. "Technology has become an important part of everyday living, and this design showcases Horizon’s ability to interact with children and people of all ages, enabling them to discover, create and play. Much more than a piece of furniture, the Treehouse is an extension of creativity and fun with a secret hiding spot underneath for toys; a child’s dreams come true.”
The Nest - Family Game Night Redefined
The Nest represents the next chapter in living room design hosting a 27-inch PC that essentially jumped into a coffee table. Input Creative Studio designers Brooke Lichtenstein and Yiannos Vrousgos blend a modern take on the nesting table idea with the Lenovo Horizon. It’s a new digital take on family game night where players can battle onscreen using strikers in Air Hockey or toss the e-dice on the glass in Monopoly or look at photos together for a stroll down memory lane. Horizon comes preloaded with a host of edutainment games for the whole family. The table even has hidden chairs and storage compartments for the Horizon’s accessories (power supply, keyboard and physical gaming pieces).