New York 2017 –Flavor Paper teamed with UM Project to present Conduct, an innovative design responding to inputs thanks to a water-based conductive ink threads.
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“With its artful combination of technology and design, ‘Conduct’ elevates the concept of wallpaper into a new realm of possibility that transcends décor.” Say at Flavor Paper to Archipanic.
The installation incorporates soft pink and greige hues with splashes of Wild Thing wallpaper. Handprinted plywood tiles featuring graphic circuitry traces connect with polished copper tabs that conduct electricity to the UM Project function boxes. Sound Light Box utilizes a single touchpad to activate deeper rings of light in a Verner Panton inspired Corian housing. With a final touch, a tonal sound emanates from a central speaker before the lights and sound fade out.
Light Timer and Moiré starts a timer realized as a James Turrell-influenced progressive light bar made of Corian. As the timer ultimately turns bright orange, the signal travels down the circuits to turn a handprinted moiré panel made of wood and plexiglass. Shadow Shower features a single touchpad that triggers a large overhead light canopy made of wood and metal, bathing the participant in a shower of light and a shadow pattern.
Shutter Box stimulates a moving shutter panel with wood patterned and mirrored sides that move across a handprinted striped wooden box, creating an effect that resembles the American flag, but with dots rather than stars to represent unity. Meanwhile, the mirrored side allows users to see themselves in the representation.
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Light Box involves a quad touchpad enabling users to press different elements that light up quadrants of a bronze glass-housed LED system with leather washer details. Lastly, with Fan, a beautiful perforated copper relay bar is placed on a stand, which immediately activates nine fans to the user’s side and offers a gentle breeze.
The Conduct wallpaper installation’s thoughtful combination of 2D and 3D elements creates an exciting, novel experience, and as all aspects are handmade in Brooklyn, the colors, textures, materials, scale and outcomes are completely customizable.
“Conduct is a skillful combination of innovative engineering and inspirational ideas, with a bright and engaging arrangement that gives new meaning to wallpaper. This compelling display provides an inviting, immersive experience that encourages exploration of the endless opportunities within wallpaper design.” Say at Flavor Paper to Archipanic.
All photos: courtesy of Flavor Paper.
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