Francis Dzikowski/Otto/UM Project via Co.Design

CURBED's Liz Stinson shares a look at a smart new line of furniture dubbed Patch. Designed by Francois Chambard, who is the maker of conductive wallpaper, Chambard’s Brooklyn-based studio UM Project created the pieces with internal batteries that charge via solar panels and last up to 24 hours.

Debuted at last week’s Salone del Mobile 2018, Patch comprises three cabinets, a wire curtain, and an outdoor bench with solar panels up top.

Each cabinet acts as its own self-sustaining electrical grid, which powers internal gizmos like buttons that play sound, motion-detecting lights, and a mirror that rotates upon touch. According to Co. Design, the designs are one-off but available for sale, with prices upon request.

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