Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Award winning Gecko at Heimtextil

A range of new ‘Gecko’ adhesive textile wallcoverings were on display at the Heimtextil home furnishings show held in Frankfurt from January 9-12-2008



Petal Pusher is the latest in a series of interactive light and textile installations created by Seattle-based artist Maggie Orth. For this series, each pattern is embroidered on wool felt and then hand-tufted with electronic yarn. It's these yarns that hold the key to the inner workings of the fixture: When the users touch these tufted areas of the pattern, the whole structure becomes illuminated from behind, sending a warm glow throughout the unit. There are four different light levels in forty-nine different variations on the same theme, available in limited editions of twelve.

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