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An Electric Wallpaper That Doubles Up As A Power Source
By Izza Sofia, 15 May 2017
Wallpaper company Flavor Paper has collaborated with design firm UM Project to combine sounds, lights and motions in a decorative and playful display titled ‘Conduct’, which they showcased at this year's Collective Design fair in New York City.
This wallpaper acts as a power source too, where the designers intended the display to create a unified system between the wallpaper tiles and the speakers, lighting and moving objects, setting it apart from other projects using conductive ink.
As Fast Co.Design reported, the installation is composed of five motorized or electrical objects. If a person touches one of the copper dots on the wall, which is covered with paper that is printed with conductive ink, they complete an electrical circuit and turn on the object.
Sections of wallpaper patterned with images of green leaves provided accents for the display, while “millennial pink” formed the backdrop.
“What interests us in the collaboration is of course using simple technology, connective ink, but the opportunity to bring together 2D design and 3D design together into some kind of an immersive experience”, said UM Project founder François Chambard.
Modular elements in the ‘Conduct’ system can be made up of different colours, patterns and devices, so that it is can be adapted for different environments, such as children’s museums and corporate lobbies.
[via Fast Co. Design, images via Francis Dzikowski]
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