Retractable Kitchen Island - Controlled by iPhone

This kitchen island designed  by Tim Thaler who wanted more open usable space in his kitchen. The designer used Ikea boxes for the island and custom walnut front cabinets to give it a completely custom feel.  The electronics & movement of the island is are completely controlled by a iPhone.


"A hydraulic scissor lift is at bolted to the cement, and then a small frame is built on top of the scissor lift table. On top of that is a subfloor, flooring, and then the island. The cabinet doors are on the other side, and have safety push button switches that kill the electricity from the Smart Home Insteon switches, and prevent it from moving when the doors are not fully closed. This lift can easily lift over 1,500lbs, so it was an important safety feature!"

- Tim Thaler, designer

See the entire youtube video here.