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Transport Perceptual Pod by Alberto Frias

Las Vegas–based architect Alberto Frias' design, an LED-illuminated perceptual pod called Transport, drew a lot of attention on the showroom floor at Dwell on Design—people were practically climbing over each other to curl up inside of it.

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Frias first came up with the idea for Transport when he was still an architecture student at the University of New Mexico in the 1990s. He describes it as a full-immersion light, sound, and space transport meant for meditative use—basically it's an unbelievably comfy nest that's all about tactile synchronization, with a motion- and temperature-controlled water bed inside, sound by Anthony Gallo Acoustics, and an integrated LED system by Color Kinetics. Each pod is one-of-a-kind, signed and numbered, and constructed from soy-based resin. We wish we were writing this from inside of one, but alas—the $9,500 price tag makes the Om a tad out of reach, save for those few precious moments we stole at Dwell on Design this weekend.

 

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