Funktionide by Stefan Ulrich

This post will make some of you say, wha!? For others, awe. German designer Stefan Ulrich created a shape-changing object, not a pillow, using artificial muscle technology. The concept? To help relieve loneliness…awe.

Okay, it took a few reads to understand this. In extreme layman’s terms, the Funktionide changes shape and texture when an electric current is passed through it, creating movement. Are you following me? The Funktionide simulates a living, breathing being.

Seems futuristic for sure, but part of me wants to snuggle up with the Funktionide. And maybe make it dinner.

No word on pricing as it’s still in conceptual stages. Watch a video of how the object simulates breathing here.