Imagine a radiant textile panel that allows for customizable light, fabric, and visual-display options. The new Luminous Textile with Kvadrat Soft Cells is a novel ambient-lighting system composed of LED modules with multicolor LEDs fixed on acoustic foam and coupled with aesthetic textile panels from Kvadrat Soft Cells. Designers choose from a number of fabrics and styles as well as visual displays—either static or dynamic—allowing for a variety of experiences to exist within one system. Just two cords, one for the power source and one for the Internet connection, run the system. Users can manage their interior environment from a computer or a smartphone using a website from Philips. The luminous textile is meant to enhance interior spaces in offices, shops, and hotels, and it is particularly suited to modern interiors.


Title: Philips Luminous Textile with Kvadrat Soft Cells
Team members: Scott Thurm and Maggie Giusto (Philips)
Materials/luminaires: Textile panels from Kvadrat. Power consumption is a maximum of 61W/m2 (5.6W per square foot) for whole-panel, full-white color pattern. The consumed power depends on the color patterns shown. Typical use is between 10 percent and 50 percent of this value during eight hours per day.