Mui is an interactive display that can control lighting, set the temperature, show messages, and connect to the internet. And it's a piece of sycamore.
Mui features Philips Hue light bulbs and Net LED to display information, and utilizes myThings, an Internet of Things service by Yahoo Japan to connect online. The interactive unit was created by Japanese firm Nissha, who specializes in touch sensors (the same ones used in the Nintendo Switch video game console.)
Currently in prototype, Mui operates completely by touch. A voice activation feature is in development.
Nissha plans to launch Mui on a crowdfunding site like Kickstarter around next June. The price range is estimated to be $900 to $1,200.
Mui comes in other versions besides sycamore including mirror glass, red fabric, and marble.