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A Climbing Wall for the Chic Home

For those that have always wanted a climbing wall in their living room, but worried it would look a little too dirtbag, now there's the Nova. This stylish new bouldering wall offers a variety of lit, color-specific routes when it's on, and a soft glow that provides a calm ambience when it's off. Lunar, the company that makes the wall, says the Nova "shifts the paradigm of training at home, making it a celebrated activity." We're not sure about all of that, but somebody did spend a lot of time designing this thing.


A user can specify the difficulty of the climbing route they'd like to try on the Nova's corresponding iPhone app. Voilà, the wall lights up the holds in a similar color to show a new route. Want the climbing pattern to disappear? Hit a few buttons, select a new color, and the wall turns into a decorative backdrop.

How would you describe this to houseguests coming over for dinner for the first time? We're not exactly sure, just don't use any of the terminology included in Lunar's official product description. The company call the wall "furniture-cum-luminaire."


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