Philips OLED concept wins acclaim
Dubai, July 29, 2010
Philips Design, a leading design organisation, has received an honourable mention for its OLED luminaire concepts, ‘The Beauty of Interaction’, in the coveted ID Annual Design Review 2010.
‘The Beauty of Interaction’ concepts, Philips revolutionary design exploration into combining ambient and functional lighting, use simple, gesture based interaction for a diffuse, subtle and soft light, a statement said.
This range of luminaire concepts – tabletop, floor-standing, wall-mounted and a hanging chandelier – uses a thin, aluminum ‘light blade’, applying conventional LED and organic LED (OLED) technology.
“OLED technologies bring new opportunities – and challenges – to designers,” said Oscar Pẽna, senior creative director for lighting. “No longer confined to just designing the light, attention can also be paid to the light effect and the way light is used to communicate a message, trigger emotions or create atmospheres.”
“The flexibility that new technologies bring creates possibilities in so many areas – now any surface can be turned into a light source. OLEDs allow us to give new shape to light.”
The opportunities for designers are to find the most appropriate ways to apply the new technology and to ensure that product design, interaction and the light effects are complimentary to one another, he said.
The concept, ‘The Beauty of Interaction’ was revealed for the first time at the Milan Furniture Fair in 2009. – TradeArabia News Service