Hover Chair

Hoverit Ltd, a British company, has introduced the first piece in its line of magnetic ‘hover’ furniture. Dubbed ‘The Lounger’, the chair is built by hand and defies gravity through the use of repelling magnetic forces in both its bed and base. The feeling one has when kicked back in this lounger is like none other and has been described as “floating on a cloud”.

If you want a hover chair of your own it’ll set you back about £7,500.


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It sounds like Malachi Constant's failed investment.

(From Kurt Vonnegut's /Sirens of Titan/.) The furniture was visually attractive but off-putting-- if you sat on the edge of the desk, for example, it had a tendency to go skittering nervously around the room. No-one would buy the things.

It might be fun, though, to ride a powerfully magnetic chair around an office full of CRT monitors.

Oops. I see from the company's web brochure that their chairs don't go anywhere; they float above stationary magnetic bases. I had wondered whether you'd need your entire office suite's or apartment's floor to be impregnated with recycled disk-drive magnets, but one picture clears all that up.
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