Fraunhofer IZM and Berlin University of the Arts reach third place in mode+textil Innovation Award

Berlin, / September 26, 2010

LEDs with mounted optics

Stephanie Hornig of the Berlin University of the Arts and Fraunhofer IZM’s Christian Dils and Manuel Seckel reached third place in the category „Technical Textiles“ in this year’s textil+mode Innovation Award. They were honoured for the project Canvas, a textile light using LEDs.

The lighting product design study Canvas was developed in 2010 within the project Lichten at the Berlin University of the Arts (UdK) in collaboration with Spectral Lichttechnik and Fraunhofer IZM. The concept of a textile light using LEDs (light-emitting diodes), which can be adopted to different shapes and spaces was designed as decorative lighting for the public inside and outside. Fraunhofer IZM supported this technology development and realization of large-area substrates based on SCB (stretchable circuit board) technology. Canvas is particularly suitable for large indoor spaces such as lobbies, stairwells and transition areas and could provide these places with a certain dynamism and lightness.

Every year, the textil+mode Innovation Award offers young graduates, designers, technicians and scientists a platform to present their innovative ideas.

More detailed information on the technology:
http://www.izm.fraunhofer.de/abteilungen/siit/forschung/mikrosysteme/canvas.jsp