Start-Up Bumblebee Brings Furniture into Smart Home Management

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By Jonathan Collins | 2Q 2021 | IN-6151


Bumblebee's first NYC Installations


San Francisco-based start-up, Bumblebee, has just installed its ceiling-hung furniture in a handful of apartments in a new development in East Harlem, NYC. The company’s offering is a ceiling frame which can support a selection of modular furniture—including a bed, storage cabinets, a desk, etc.—which can them be lowered when needed and raised back up to the ceiling when not. Key to the offering is the ongoing urbanization taking place globally and the required shift in homes to maximizing multiple uses for the same space within a home. In addition, the furniture is driven by smart capabilities that can extend into wider smart home integration.

Bumblebee Targets Over 100,000 Installations by 2024


The Bumblebee offering consists of a frame attached to the ceiling to which a selection of modular furniture can be suspended. The system extends from the ceiling by 14 inches (35.5 cm). A low voltage motor enables individual compartments to be raised and lowered, supporting compartments weighing up to 90 poun…

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