Category Archives: Creative Manufacturers

xal – muse

Another interesting proof-point in my prognosis that lighting and ceiling systems are fusing together into new hybrid/embedded systems.  XAL launched its Muse product line, which integrates LED office lighting into vertical hanging acoustic baffles.  Check out the video below for

xal – muse

Another interesting proof-point in my prognosis that lighting and ceiling systems are fusing together into new hybrid/embedded systems.  XAL launched its Muse product line, which integrates LED office lighting into vertical hanging acoustic baffles.  Check out the video below for

fanpictor

Fanpictor is a Swiss startup that engages mobile devices in unique concepts at large events.  It ties mobile devices into large light shows and various other forms of fan engagement and analytics. They apparently use some cool tricks to pull

fanpictor

Fanpictor is a Swiss startup that engages mobile devices in unique concepts at large events.  It ties mobile devices into large light shows and various other forms of fan engagement and analytics. They apparently use some cool tricks to pull

inventdesign – “gobo” series

Amsterdam-based InventDesign recently launched a line of decorative LED wall panels which they call their “Gobo” series.  A “low resolution” RGB LED engine with ~38mm pixel pitch combined with decorative cut-out facing panels makes for a nice stand-alone decorative wall

inventdesign – “gobo” series

Amsterdam-based InventDesign recently launched a line of decorative LED wall panels which they call their “Gobo” series.  A “low resolution” RGB LED engine with ~38mm pixel pitch combined with decorative cut-out facing panels makes for a nice stand-alone decorative wall

vantot

VANTOT is an Eindhoven-based design studio started by two recent Design Academy graduates.  I saw one of their products, “Current Currents” at the Frozen Fountain, a perennially fabulous design shop in Amsterdam.  I love the art deco/arts-and-crafts style of the product.

vantot

VANTOT is an Eindhoven-based design studio started by two recent Design Academy graduates.  I saw one of their products, “Current Currents” at the Frozen Fountain, a perennially fabulous design shop in Amsterdam.  I love the art deco/arts-and-crafts style of the product.

solar visuals

Solar Visuals is a Dutch technology start-up that combines solar-PV arrays with printed overlay graphics to create electricity-generating cladding surfaces for architectural applications.  The individual PV cells can be custom arranged for distinctive layouts and the panels are completely laminated/encapsulated

solar visuals

Solar Visuals is a Dutch technology start-up that combines solar-PV arrays with printed overlay graphics to create electricity-generating cladding surfaces for architectural applications.  The individual PV cells can be custom arranged for distinctive layouts and the panels are completely laminated/encapsulated

ettlin lux

Ettlin is a German manufacturer of high-tech textile products with several R+D efforts focused on architectural applications, including Ettlin Lux, a line of architectural “embedded” lighting panels and Ettlin Tec, which is exploring conducting textiles with integrated sensing and electronics.

ettlin lux

Ettlin is a German manufacturer of high-tech textile products with several R+D efforts focused on architectural applications, including Ettlin Lux, a line of architectural “embedded” lighting panels and Ettlin Tec, which is exploring conducting textiles with integrated sensing and electronics.

lightart by 3form

Six years ago I covered the efforts by decorative resin panel supplier 3Form to setup a specialty lighting studio called LightArt.  Nice to see those efforts continuing, along with some really creative new pieces. I love their integration of felt into

lightart by 3form

Six years ago I covered the efforts by decorative resin panel supplier 3Form to setup a specialty lighting studio called LightArt.  Nice to see those efforts continuing, along with some really creative new pieces. I love their integration of felt into