It was in the summer of 2013 that founder Toni Parikka of Artome was given an interesting assignment. A customer wanted a piece of furniture with in-built and hidden speaker and sound systems. Being an audio designer, Parikka knew the idea wasn’t viable – it would require a complete redesign of the furniture, taking into account the acoustics in order to not ruin the sound. But the idea lived on.
“As well as being known for its wealth of high-quality audio knowhow, Finland also has an enormous heritage of furniture design,” says Parikka. “The more I thought about it, the more I thought – how on earth have these two not been combined before?”
The Artome – Hidden Experience was born.
TV screens are getting bigger and thinner, but there is no physical space for the high quality audio equipment inside. This means speakers and sound systems are being pushed externally instead. Interior design with Artome Smart Furniture means you get incredible sound quality but your room isn’t filled with bulky speakers and unsightly wires.
Smarter furniture are coming…
Artome vision is that media electronics is embedded into Smart Furniture and Smart Furniture is the platform for different social events and meetings. Smart furniture includes also sensors that collect user and environment data, which enables development for various services. Smart Furniture makes life easier and more memorable.