The two brands will be working together as part of Marriott's Design Lab to completely reimagine space, transforming the way customers experience travel. Integrating Ori products and technology into Marriott guest rooms will allow travelers flexibility and adaptability and new kinds of rooms and experiences. This is the first large hospitality partnership for Ori, marking a new era in transformable space in the industry.
Ori, a robotics and architecture startup on a mission to help people live large in a small footprint, combines engineering, technology, and design expertise to create transformable furniture and provide more flexible and multi-functional spaces that are also more sustainable because they essentially create two rooms out of one. Imagine a bed that lifts into the ceiling to reveal a table for dinner or desk for work – all at the touch of a button, sound of your voice or swipe on your phone.
About Hasier Larrea
Hasier Larrea is the founder & CEO of Ori Inc., a smart space company that empowers people to get the most out of their living areas through the design of multi-functional, robotic-powered interior solutions. Larrea co-founded Ori in 2015, and has led the team in designing and building a collection of smart space solutions that enable real estate developers, builders, property managers, designers and architects to optimize the existing square footage of the built environments that they shape and create. Before Ori, Hasier led the Architectural Robotics research arm at the MIT Media Lab, which focuses on creating a new generation of hyper-efficient and responsive urban spaces by combining the disciplines of Architecture and Engineering. Hasier earned his Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Navarra, Spain and a Master’s degree in Media Arts and Sciences from MIT. His work has been featured in The New York Times, Time, Fast Company, Wired and TechCrunch, among others; and in 2017, Larrea was named to Forbes’ 30 Under 30 list in the Manufacturing & Industry category.
Ori is a robotics and architecture company on a mission to help people live large in a small footprint by making transformable furniture and solutions for a space-challenged world. As the rate of mass urbanization is accelerating, and home sizes are shrinking, Ori combines their engineering, technology, and design expertise to empower people to see and use space differently. For more information, visit oriliving.com.