LG Display Showcases OLED Lighting in Milan
April 03, 2017
LG Display is showcasing a mind-expanding series of OLED lightings at Eruoluce during Milan design week. They will be on show in Hall 15 from April 4-9, 2017 as part of the brand’s exhibition, called The Light of Inspiration. Along with the two lights, LG Display will also showcase some of the properties of its OLED light panels to architects and designers. As well as being just 0.41 millimeters thick, these flexible, lightweight panels generate no heat, UV or Blue Light. They are also shatter-resistant, thanks to being plastic-based. Ross Lovegrove will present lights created from OLED panels designed to resemble different underwater creatures. Lovegrove has created the pair of lights for LG Display. Both are designed to take advent of the flexibility of the LG’s OLED panels.
Figure 1: Pyrosome
The first of Ross Lovegrove’s lights for LG Display is called Pyrosome, is based on a deep-sea creature of the same name. Created using 3D printing technology, this light is made up of several elements, each with a freely transformable shape. This allows them to be molded in different directions.
Figure 12: With Medusa
This next light is made up of several elements, each with a freely transformable shape. Lovegrove said his aim was to combine logic and beauty into “an ethereal phenomenon.”
The second light is called Medusa and is comprised of eight flexible OLED panels that extend out from a central right, and can be bent into different shapes. “With Medusa I have found a sincere way to hold a series of [Panels] inside a loop so that the strips, via gravitational forces, assume a shape,” explained the designer. It comprises eight flexible OLED panels that extend out from a central right. “To change these shapes, I use different weights at their tips to promote more or less flex.” “The resulting affect is like plankton floating in the ocean, as light and form are one,” he added. “Light becomes gently animated without employing additional energy.”
Figure 3: Changing Shape
These panels are thin, lightweight and shatter-resistant and are radically different in format from conventional light emitting technologies," added Lovegrove. "LG creates OLED panels that are thin, lightweight and cool to the touch. My concepts reflect these physical properties." LG Display has previously partnered with other prominent designers on its products. Ron Arad created an artwork of OLED light panels for last year's London Design Festival, while other past partners include Jason Bruges, Grimshaw and Ab Rogers.