Gallery: Luminescent Fiber Optic Wallpaper by Camilla Diedrich

 

What if we could light our homes with glowing wallpaper rather than having to rely on electric lights? Swedish designer Camilla Diedrich has asked this exact question, and in response, created a stunning line of luminescent wallpaper that is lit by fiber optics. Her Nature Ray Charles Wallpaper features a delicate assortment of floral motifs that shine through in lucid lines, adding a touch of energy-efficient ambiance to any room.

Available in 8 different colors, Nature Ray Charles Wallpaper is part of Ms. Diedrich’s ‘Walls‘ product line. Speaking about her working process Ms. Diedrich says, “I have been searching for light without light…I was drawing as usual and slipped on the keyboard the drawing went extremely light and I just stared and thought wow this must be how blind people see and I thought of Ray Charles, the musician. His name is Ray, doesn’t that mean light?”

Its not clear from Camilla’s website where the light source is set up, or how much light this wallpaper can give off, butthe images are spectacular. We’re envisioning an ambitious green project that involves hooking up this fiberoptic wallpaper to solar light collectors on the roof and then pumping natural daylight through the wallpaper into a space below. If it was possible to use these wall coverings as accent lighting, they might provide significant energy savings in addition to their innovative beauty. “My mission at first was to make the wallpaper with real light,” Ms. Diedrich says, “but then I didn’t want to build in too much technology, and when I by coincidence could make a sort of illusion of light I was happy. Now I am developing the first idea too, to build in real light for those who need and like that.” Not exactly sure what that all means, but an exciting innovation nonetheless.

+ Camilla Diedrich

Via Designboom and Architonic

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8 Comments

  1. lorraine molloy January 25, 2012 at 5:08 pm

    how much is this wallpaper and is it realy fiber optic
    thanks lorraine

  2. BiBStiltfutleg May 29, 2011 at 5:50 pm

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  3. juliaplk60 February 13, 2010 at 6:40 pm

    Can someone advise me were this to bye led or optical wallpaper

  4. simpletongenius May 18, 2009 at 6:03 pm

    I think this would be an effective way to regulate energy consumption with the solar collector you mentioned, or even a sterling pump. Use LED’s, which are low energy consumption any ways, and you have a great source of ambient lights. Include a regulator that can be adjusted to the users desired amount of illumination, and then allows that much power through to the wall paper until the desired light level is reached. have a small battery pack to collect and store the additional electricity produced by the solar collector/sterling pump, and you have a way to make use of alternate energy during nightime hours.
    With the investment already present you would probably be able to direct the additional electric curret to an out let in the room that includes the wallpaper, allowing you to harness the “waste” enrgy produced for the wall paper.

  5. Roshin January 18, 2009 at 6:51 am

    Absolutely beautiful…it would be even better if it had music or sound effects. However, does it need to plug in to get the lights on or it workes automatically in the dark? how much is the value?

  6. anwoe January 14, 2009 at 9:24 am

    don’t be fooled I have ordered this wallpaper.. there are no fiber optics in it … its just normal wallpaper with light drawings in them..

  7. 3d wallpaper creator January 12, 2009 at 1:44 pm

    I like your site a lot! Very beautiful 3d wallpaper ! I will advise all my friends to visit your site!

  8. kevinbracken November 13, 2008 at 6:02 pm

    This is a really neat, beautiful idea. My only objection is that the brain naturally relies on light coming from above to detect whether objects are concave or convex, and other similar distinctions.

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