Jill Fehrenbacher

TIME CURTAIN by Soner Ozenc

by , 09/30/06

Soner Ozenc, Electroluminescent fabric, Time Clock, LED Prayer Mat, Designers Block, London Design Festival,

There’s been so much amazing stuff on display at the London Design Festival we’ve had a hard time covering all of it. One real stand-out of design innovation is Soner Ozenc’s electroluminescent fabric gadgetry, spotted at this year’s Designersblock by the Core77 crew. Ozenc’s Time Curtain is a transparent piece of hanging fabric that displays the time in elecroluminescent LED-style numbers.


While we’re not sure that a room partition is the most useful application of this cool technology, we can imagine some great practical applications to this innovative luminescent fabric: how about light-up window curtains and illuminating wallpaper?

Soner Ozenc is a London-based Turkish industrial designer and recent Central Saint Martins grad who made blog headlines last year with his iconoclastic LED prayer mat. The rising design star has a lot of other cool soft-gadget designs in the works, so keep an eye on him.

+ Soner Ozenc

Via Core 77

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7 Comments

  1. JO October 29, 2006 at 11:16 am

    HI~
    I am a graduate student come Taiwan .
    Find your productions in there, I be interested in your idea.
    Hope came interview with E-mail. thanks.

    JO E-mail : a9921818299@yahoo.com.tw

  2. Interesting Designs at ... October 18, 2006 at 6:53 am

    [...] While browsing through Inhabitat, I came across this ingenious battery led light and this time curtain. Just ingenious designs. So simple, just makes you wonder what else we can think up. [...]

  3. RSS fabriek » Blo... October 5, 2006 at 12:33 pm

    [...] Kleding en gadgets, twee van mijn hobbies. Fijn als die samenkomen, dan is er weer meer tijd voor andere activiteiten. Na het shirt met de equalizer, dat overigens al een jaar of vijf in mijn kast hangt, en de Lumalive lijn van Philips met de led-jas, brengt Soner Ozenc ons het tijdgordijn. Een transparant gordijn waarop de tijd valt af te lezen. Als je die lijn doortrekt, wat te denken van een dekbedovertrek met ingebouwde wekker? Schok = opstaan. Of een timer tegen te lang douchen? De Philips Simplicity Show maakt van je hele huis een elektronisch schildersdoek. [...]

  4. Mark October 2, 2006 at 8:41 pm

    Draconian said:
    >>Pretty lame… Lacks imagination and originality. Anybody impressed by this piece
    >>of work clearly needs to get out more often…

    You’re missing the point. The tek is electroluminescent _fabric_… You can do anything you want with it.

  5. Draconian October 2, 2006 at 6:42 pm

    Pretty lame… Lacks imagination and originality. Anybody impressed by this piece of work clearly needs to get out more often…

  6. BK October 2, 2006 at 6:16 pm

    I thought that was a timer countdown for the peepshow booth…

  7. Deniz October 1, 2006 at 1:12 am

    Drool……this is sooooo sexy….! I want to use it in my archi projects!!
    -Melbourne

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