menu
Get a daily delivery of PSFK
Subscribe to get a daily digest of new ideas and discoveries and to find out about upcoming events

Magnet-Powered Flying Carpet Entertains Pets

Magnet-Powered Flying Carpet Entertains Pets

MiCasa Lab has developed a rug that can lift small animals up in the air.

Emma Hutchings

MiCasa Lab has developed a flying carpet that can lift pets up in the air, using six pairs of neodymium magnets placed underneath.  Wired reports that while the carpet can only lift 2.4kg pets up to 7cm right now, the lab hopes its next version can lift larger pets weighing up to 10kg 20cm in the air, and possibly even hold people.

A Magnet-Powered Flying Carpet For Pampered Pets

Per Cromwell, the co-founder of Swedish ad agency Studio Total, who helped MiCasa set up the lab, told Wired:

The main objective of the lab is to experiment. Like our flying carpet: we’ve created a prototype that can lift a cat or dog a few centimetres. We have a bit more research to do before we can lift a person, but we have a picture of a man watching CSI from a flying carpet that keeps us going.

MiCasa

Photos by Helena Karlsson

Post Image
Read More Tap to Expand
PSFK CONFERENCE 2015

Live. Work. Play. Better.
The PSFK 2015 conference experience

NEW YORK, NY | April 16-April 18 2015
Get a daily delivery of PSFK
TREND REPORT

PSFK Labs presents
The Future of Retail 2015

A Manifesto To Reinvent The Store