$40,000 Home Theater Bed Offers Unique Opportunity
The smart home theater bed includes speakers, a 4K projector, and retractable screens around the bed.
Is the bedroom the next big home theater location? If Hi-Interiors, an Italian design company, has something to do about it, the answer is definitely yes. The company unveiled the latest version of its HiBed Smart Bed as a solution to bring home theater into the bedroom during Milan Design Week last year, along with smart technology that monitors sleep and other metabolic functions.
The company is still in start-up mode and the smart home theater bed has only been installed in a few places so far, including a hotel lobby, but the concept is intriguing as it could give dealers the opportunity to sell many, many more home theaters in both Master suites and secondary bedrooms.
The four-poster design of the home theater bed looks like a regular, albeit ornate, bed, but hides a retractable 70-inch screen, 4K projector, retractable side panels for privacy, and multiple speakers. According to various published reports, the company makes several different models, ranging from the initial launch for $ 13,800 to the current version for $ 40,300. (Editor’s note: CE Pro’s contact with Hi-Interiors for more details on the projector, screen and speaker models went unanswered.)
The HiBed has dimmable lighting, an adjustable foot, motorized blackout curtains, voice control and an integrated WiFi connection.
The all-in-one design of the home theater bed, called the HiBed, certainly alleviates the problems integrators often encounter with bedroom installations where the TV is placed across the room or requires an elevator that goes either from the ceiling or from the The footboard of the bed falls off the floor.
Hi-Interiors was launched in 2008 by co-founders Ivan Tallarico, CEO, and Gianni Tallarico, COO. According to a report on CNN’s HiBed, the bed has dimmable lighting, an adjustable foot, motorized blackout curtains, voice control and an integrated WiFi connection.
According to the report, the bed monitors the person’s movements in bed and “automatically adjusts the temperature according to their preferences”. It goes on to say: “The bed’s personalized concierge service begins when you wake up with an intelligent clock, weather updates and traffic information.” From a wellness perspective, the bed is equipped with biometric monitors to track the weight of a user.