TV Junkie’s Dream: Suzuki’s Motorized CouchBy Chris Weiss
Over the years here at GadgetCrave, we’ve seen a lot of robot concepts. And one of the main themes of those concepts is something that could only be described as “beer butler.” But maybe they’ve been thinking about it all wrong. I mean, why trust your cold brew to a robotic servant that could turn on you at any moment when you could rely on a motorized couch to transport you to and from the kitchen instead? That’s more like it.
Suzuki has this motorized couch on display at the Chicago Auto Show as we speak. The couch is the star of a new advertising campaign, but more importantly, it’s just awesome.
Here’s how Suzuki describes the 5.7-hp couch:
This 1970s-era sofa commissioned by American Suzuki retains its original synthetic trim finished in a fashionable tan and brown plaid motif. The sofa is complete with small tears and frayed stitching to meet Suzuki’s overall design intent. The sofa also features a variety of loose coins, cookie crumbs and pocket lint resting just beneath the seat cushions. The steering wheel is comfortably positioned at the center of the sofa, making ingress and egress easy for passengers looking to accompany the driver on casual journeys. The throttle pedal is unmistakable in that it features a custom bare foot shape finished in chrome-plated metal with black accents.
We describe the 5.7-hp couch: I want. [via AutoBlog]