Wallpaper company Flavor Paper collaborated with furniture brand UM Project to combine sounds, lights and motions in a decorative and playful display titled Connect, which they showcased at this year’s Collective Design fair in New York.
The designers intended the display to create a unified system between the wallpaper tiles and the speakers, lighting and moving objects, setting it apart from other projects using conductive ink.
“What interests us in the collaboration is of course using simple technology, connective ink, but the opportunity to bring together 2D design and 3D design together into some kind of an immersive experience,” UM Project founder François Chambard told Dezeen.
“Connective ink is not a new thing, you may have seen it in other projects that people can buy and use,” he added. “But often the devices or the objects which are actually triggered by connective ink feel disconnected.”
To carry the current to the electrical items, the tiles were screen-printed with lines of conductive ink and linked by copper tabs at each join.