Embedded In Bed

Satin sheets symbolizing luxury are getting geeky by the day! Imagine integrating a radio alarm clock within the Sheet! That’s the Melted Clock for you: a haptic, touch sensitive alarm with speakers and controls all embedded within your sheet. The three control icons are embroidered on the sheet and relevant to the operating elements on the outside edge of the bed sheet. Use the two in combo to set your radio frequency, alarm time etc. Essentially, you just feel your way through this system; IN YOUR FACE!

The clock segments are thin and hidden underneath the fabric. They consist of silicone and give the emboss feel via a slat of EPS (electroactive polymer, used for artificial muscles). When activated by electricity, the slat expands and lifts up the silicon segment; giving us the embossed numbers of the clock.

Apparently you can even wash the sheet; the silicon segment and the EPS slat are fixed in a small case. The small cases are arranged on a platen. When you want to wash the sheet, you just remove the platen with the clock components.

Did I mention that you need to be a pro at bed-making.

Designer: Florian Schärfer

Melted Clock Radio Alarm In Bed Sheet by Florian Scharfer







  • Brennan says:


    I like to see the time, glowing in large red LED digits. Not grope around in the dark half asleep trying to read quasi-braille and figure out the time.

    I’ll say no thanks, but maybe it’s just me.

  • b0g3l says:

    boo… haha i agree, figuring out what my fingers “see” takes more energy for my brain to figure it out than seeing it with my eyes

  • Hugh says:

    I think that this is a great idea but I think it would be better in the headboard because aren’t there studies that radio waves cause like cancer?

  • Canastrophy says:

    Might be good for blind people, but for those with sight we prefer glowing numbers.

  • Tracy says:

    I love them. i think they are such a great conversational piece and a reminder of how far technology has come for us. i would so use them on my bed. who cares if you struggle a bit to figure out the time. haven’t you and your hubby, bf or whomever, ever played the finger game? you one writes on your hand or body part with a finger and you have to guess the letters to spell what is being wrote? well, same thing really. i think its perfect. guess you could say it will keep your senses sharp hehe

  • Max says:

    So cool design. Best i ever seen!

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