SpacEmotion 2014 (Red Dot Award)

SpacEmotion is a modular system of textile discs that have been embroidered with conductive yarn to generate sensory outputs including light, sound and scent across a custom made surface.

SpacEmotion is a modular system that can be used as a window curtain, a room divider, a sound installation and a light source. Sensory discs can be added, removed or re-configured to change the layout of a given array. The modular system provides opportunities for patterns and sensory functions to be added as new applications emerge and technologies such as OLED and printed responsive surfaces are developed.

Modern appliances are increasingly collected as design objects within the home, accepted and celebrated as necessary evil in modern life. SpacEmotion creates an easily transformable and configurable system of appliances able to contain different functionalities within a network of soft, repetitive disks acting as smart power and information hubs.

Industrial Innovation Project

Interrelated functionalities

Modern appliances are increasingly collected as design objects within the home, accepted and celebrated as a necessary evil for modern life. SpacEmotion creates an easily transformable and configurable system of appliances able to contain different functionalities within a networked array of soft, repetitive disks acting as smart power and information hubs. Individual appliances are transformed into an organic network with interrelated functionalities that is highly appealing to our senses.

SpacEmotion is a modular system of functionalities aiming at stimulating our senses. The system allows to rethink the apparatus in a way that functionalities moves away from gray boxes and becomes integrated in a beautiful interior design object, made of textiles. State-of-the-art developments within smart or intelligent textiles are used to to create an aesthetic and functional space enhancer.

This award winning product have tree main purposes:

1. To enhance the space with technology designed to stimulate your senses in new poetic and unpredictable ways.

2. To rethink the apparatus and make a modular and integrated system of inputs and outputs using soft technology and miniaturised sensors, actuators and conveyers of electricity.

3. To explore the possibilities within the field of embroidered intelligent circuitry in a highly aesthetic manner.

            


Credit
Design and concept: Hanne-Louise Johannesen and Michel Guglielmi (Diffus Design)
Programming and engineering: Kenneth Weiss
Project partner: Inntex - www.inntex.com
Photographer: Lisbeth Holten and Diffus Design

 


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