|Amanda Peters|||||written on: 28-11-2018 09:00am|
Wall coverings have come a long way from their purely functional role to something that not only makes a statement but also ties the room together.
From the makers of the world’s first LED wallpaper 14 years ago, MEYSTYLE is making another revolutionary creation in wallpaper design. The London-based company, started by sisters Maria and Ekaterina Yaschuk, first incorporated 99 LEDs into wallpaper in 2004 and have continued to refine the concept ever since. The technology has now finally caught up, allowing them to create Parallel Perceptions, the world’s first OLED wallpaper in collaboration with LG Display.
So, how does it work?
Organic Light Emitting Diodes or OLEDs are organic material-based surface light sources. They are highly efficient, eco-friendly and as they have the closest spectral power distribution to natural light, they can be used in places with limited natural light or where quality light is needed.
With LG Display perfecting the ability of OLEDs to be fully integrated into a surface, the collection can be installed like any traditional wallcovering, and only requires the addition of a socket or a light switch.
We got the first glimpse of this ground-breaking development back in September at Decorex, and with it Meystyle have opened the door to a whole new generation of smart materials.
The duo wanted to respect the qualities of the material and thus work with it instead of just introducing a new light into an existing design. “The collection’s Art Deco feel was born as a natural reaction to the form of the OLEDs themselves and their unusual pale green tone,” explains Maria and Ekaterina. “The Art Deco style embodied luxury, glamour and exuberance but more importantly it epitomised the faith in social and technological progress.
“It was a pastiche of many different styles united by a desire to be modern. We wanted to make wallpaper that would look beautiful with the lights both on and off and the linear shapes and pastel vivid colours became a natural extension of the form.”
Credit: L-R Ribbon Prism and Screen Black & White OLED Wallpaper by MEYSTYLE (Cover image)
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