LED Wallpaper by Ingo Maurer for Architects Paper
As with many things, I’ve been somewhat slow to come around to the ostensible charms of LEDs. While I freely grant that the technology is economical and environmentally astute, I can’t yet endorse the quality of the light, at least, that is, as manifest in flashlights and auto headlights. When it comes to the work of designer Ingo Maurer, however, I must say I’m smitten. His geometric LED Wallpaper uses the innate phosphorescence of LEDs to excellent effect.
Geometric LED Wallpaper. Designed by Ingo Maurer. Manufactured by Architects Paper.
Ingo Maurer’s LED Wallpaper Lights the Way to Innovative Wall Design
As I’ve just come to appreciate, one advantage of LEDs is that they require very little infrastructure, or at least infrastructure of very little bulk. As Ingo Maurer and manufacturer Architects Paper have just shown us, in fact, all that’s required to make these little points of light shine so very brightly is a parchment thin circuit board.
And therein lies the principle behind LED Wallpaper, which is, essentially, a wall-sized electronic circuit board printed on paper. The LEDs can be placed strategically anywhere along the circuit, which translates to great flexibility in pattern and style.
Architects Paper offers an array of intriguing designs, but the concept lends itself to easy customization. Clients can specify (or design) any pattern that can be configured in a linear orientation, which, owing to the intricate positioning possibilities of LEDs, approaches the infinite.
Other perks of the LED Wallpaper Concept include easy installation. A simple adhesive backing lets users peel and stick across large expanses or smallish sections. And the lights come standard with programmed color oscillations, switching among blue, white, and red at a specified rate. Installations include a small controller to program and manage colors, brightness, and illumination rate.
About the Manufacturer: Winner of Interior Innovation Awards for 2011 (Rust) and 2012 (LED Wallpaper), manufacturer Architects Paper is known for creative achievements in wallcoverings. In addition to handmade wallpaper and deluxe wallpaper collections, the company offers the Stoneplex line of imitation slate, concrete, and travertine. These unorthodox surfaces not only offer a compelling aesthetic with a fascinating texture but also a “true-to-nature” surface with sound-proofing and insulation properties.