kram/weisshaar embeds adjustable heating + cooling technology into sapienstone smart slab table
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sapienstone ‘smart slab’ by kram/weisshaar is a new composite table that integrates heating, cooling and motion detection technology from iris ceramica directly into oversized ceramic panels. circular heating elements are positioned directly beneath guests’ plates, keeping them at a precise temperature of 42.5°C. meanwhile, cooling elements are strategically placed along the table to keep champagne bottles perfectly chilled. 

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first shown at the 2016 milan design week aterlier clerici exhibition, the project takes porcelain into the future by adding a layer of discreet technology to the underside of its wafer-tin ceramic slabs. options include heating and cooling units, inductive cooking and charging modules, wireless antennas and transponders as well as access control systems, switches and actuators. ‘smart slab’ signals the arrival of intelligent textiles in furniture design, unlocking a wide range of potential applications previously inconceivable in such classic materials.

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the top layer of the ‘smart slab’ composite is made of sapienstone ceramic material impervious to fire, frost, thermal shock, scratches and mircobes. the unique composition and structure makes it particularly adaptable and allows for a multitude of uses.

 

video courtesy of sapienstone

 

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video courtesy of sapienstone

 

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