Designers are experimenting with the capability for their designs to power our devices.

In our always-on, always connected society, smartphones, tablets and 2 in 1 laptops feel like extensions of our limbs until they run out of power. That fear of seeing our device’s battery icon go red with nary a plug in sight has prompted designers to start building technology into furniture, creating chairs or tables that function as device charging stations.

Earlier this year, Intel showed how a decorative bowl could be used as a device drop spot in the home or an office desk. Hidden beneath the bowl is magnetic resonance technology that can charge multiple devices simultaneously.

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