Diffus Design is a design company and consultancy based in Copenhagen, Denmark. Diffus Design was founded in 2004 by Michel Guglielmi and Hanne-Louise Johannesen as a creative partnership. In 2008 Diffus Design was established as a company.
Diffus Design creates products based on sensor technology merged with traditional materials and craft, with a focus on intelligent textiles, wearable technology, tangible interfaces, composite materials and interactive installations. Diffus Design is in close working relations to other organizations e.g. Forster Rohner, Ecophon and ITA (Institute of Textile Technique, Aachen University, Germany) as well as Institute of Design and Innovation at Donghua University in Shanghai.
Diffus Design also undertakes consultancy and research in the fields of interaction design, intelligent textiles and architecture as well as product design for global clients within a wide range of industries, from industrial production to fashion and interior design.
Diffus Design have participated and participates as partners in different European Union research projects.
Among other: CREATIF, Light.Touch.Matters and Wear-Sustain.
The Creatif project was based in the area of smart fabrics. The aim of the project was to design and develop software and a smart fabric printer that can print electronic materials containing inks with interactive capabilities. The consortium consisted of three creative partners Diffus Design, Base Structures and Zaha Hadid Architects and four technical and research based partners University of Southampton, Institut für Textiltechnik Aachen, Grafixoft and Ardeje.
Light.Touch.Matters was a cooperation between product designers, material scientists and the industry. Light.Touch.Matters aimed to create smart materials that can sense touch and movement and respond with light. The base technologies for the Light.Touch.Matters. project were piezo plastics and flexible OLEDs. The consortium consisted of 17 partners from 9 EU countries.
Wear-Sustain is a two-year project funded by the EC Horizon 2020 ICT-36. The aim of WearSustain is to support artists & technologists across the EU to co-create ethical, sustainable and environmentally responsible wearable technology and e-textiles.