July 12, 2013
The B-Day Chair hugs you, every time you’re wished a Happy Birthday on Facebook!
Ah! Here’s something that’s interesting and creepy, at the same time. You might have heard of various pieces of technology being hooked on to social media platforms and interacting as per the conversations driven across these platforms. Recently, we came across yet another blend of these social media platforms and the real world, a chair that hugs its user every time a “Friend” on Facebook wishes the user a Happy Birthday. The chair was developed together by Outback Steakhouse and Brazilian ad agency Lew’Lara\TBWA.
Called the B-Day Chair, this contraption sports mechanical arms that hug the user when someone wishes him or her with a Facebook wallpost. The chair has a tablet attached and users simply need to make themselves comfortable on the chair, login to his/her Facebook ID on the attached tablet and spend a wonderful time being hugged! While the concept seems just right and lively, not a load of us would want to be hugged by a chair however. The restaurant that hosts this chair however, Outback Steakhouse, has been enjoying a load of attention with its newest piece of furniture.
[Via – Geekologie]