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Smart fabric? Sounds like the stuff of science fiction, but it may become reality if scientists at UCLA have any say.
Through recent developments in lighting technology, a team of researchers have been able to create an OLED (organic light-emitting device) capable of being stretched, folded and even doubled in size. See it in action below:
The possibilities are staggering: wearable and crushable electronics are the obvious application (smart coats anyone?), but there is every reason to believe that OLEDs will dramatically alter the lighting and home decor industries too.
Like bedside plug-in wall lights for nighttime reading? How about OLED pillows that double as e-readers and even display weather information in the morning?
Or colorful drum lamp shades for your modern living room? How about entire walls that change color and pattern to fit the mood, time or season?
With these new technologies come new ways to think of space, and for the modern design lover, new ways to de-clutter it too. We're excited to explore the possibilities when the first OLED designs hit the market.
Images: Architect Magazine
Brent Turner is an architecture, design and art writer who adores elegantly simple distillations of complex design problems. You'll often catch him waxing poetic about how such creative problem solving is not only the essence of a successful art and design practice, but of science, engineering, and well, life in general. A California native, Brent was educated at U.C. San Diego where he was first exposed to clumsy yet endearingly avant-garde institutional art and architecture. In the years since, he has expanded his interest base to include all types of interior, graphic and industrial design. His best personal designs are made with Legos, and it's for this reason that Brent confines his own public creative work to wordsmithing. When he isn't writing, he hosts an art and design podcast called Beer & Tall Buildings.
Brent lives in the Silverlake neighborhood of Los Angeles with his cat Buster. If you can't reach him by phone or email, he's most likely on a mountaintop somewhere and promises to call you back as soon as he descends.
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