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agent x konica minolta: OLED concepts
sep 10, 2010
agent x konica minolta: OLED concepts


the mexican design studio ‘agent‘ recently collaborated with konica minolta
on two new OLED lighting applications: ‘strip light’ & ‘wearable band of light’.


following text from agent:

strip light – a hybrid of: public bench + public lighting + urban info.
strip light began as an idea to fuse public seating with street lighting; stretched out,
flexible oled lighting panels bent at various levels to form benches of light,
serving as public seating or display surfaces, and this evolved into a bus stop with
illuminated timetables and neighborhood maps that are clearly visible even at night.

forget maps at each junction, tap a marker and follow the strip of light to your destination.
beyond the bus stop, the strips of light extend along the roadside creating a dynamic
system that illuminates the city streets, as needed, day or night. forget maps at each junction,
tap a marker and follow the strip of light to your destination.

wearable band of light – a hybrid of: jewelry + safety element + wearable light
cool, wrap-on accessories that glow with light and can be worn around your body,
matching your personality. the bands are lightweight, bendable, slim, and cool,
and can be curved any way you like, they can be as thin as a piece of paper or cloth.
patterns of light can be arranged in countless variations to decorate and create any
desired mood. they bands can be combined with other pieces of jewelry and can also
display text and graphics. when people wear the bands they can be easily spotted
by drivers at night, this gives the product an extra quality of ‘functional jewelry’.

project credits
creative direction: michel rojkind, alberto villarreal
design team: enrique de la barrera, isaac smeke. victor aleman

about OLED lighting technology
OLED is the first light source that emits the light from the surface itself. it can provide
illumination for large areas as well as for very small ones. It is thin and flexible and can
be curved in any way. OLED lighting saves energy by approximately 30% compared
with fluorescent lamps, and approximately 85% compared with incandescent light bulbs,
it does not use substances that pose a hazard at the time of disposal, making it a safe,
clean, environmentally responsible source of light. Its key attributes are:
• the surface emits the light
• surface is bendable (curved lighting)
• slim and lightweight
• stays cool
• low CO2 emissions
• clean energy
• efficient

about agent
agent is a ‘strategic intelligence embassy’ based in mexico city, founded in 2009
by michel rojkind and alberto villarreal. for more info visit the agent website.

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