Dezeen promotion: Israeli designer and architect Ron Arad has teamed up with LG Display to create an artwork of OLED light panels for trade fair 100% Design during this year's London Design Festival (+ slideshow).
The aim was to show how light can be used as a design element.
Arad's piece, called Envelopes, features a wall made up of squares of LG Display's OLED light panels – a digital lighting device that creates illumination across a surface rather than from a point.
"OLED light panels provide a distinct form of light that is extremely thin, lightweight, and flexible," explained LG Display.
" This unique form factor can be easily integrated into various designs regardless of material, enabling your design to maintain its graceful thinness and curves."
Each OLED – short for organic light-emitting diode – panel is identical in shape and size, but coloured and angled differently.
"As an opportunity to experience how the new material, OLED light panels, can make aesthetic impacts on spaces, the audience could encounter with art combined with technology," said LG Display.
"Instead of projecting direct light, their artworks will lead the audience to an extraordinary visual delight by distributing reflected, filtered light," they said. "The concept revitalises new perspective in light, and allows us to explore the awe of lights in a whole new dimension."
Envelopes was on show at the 100% Design trade fair in London, which took place from 21 to 24 September 2016 as part of this year's London Design Festival.
Next to the installation is Zinoo Park's Mirror of Orbits – a round mirror attached to a spiralling gold structure.
Arad and Park presented their project during Ron Arad's Talk Show at the Auditorium on 22 September 2016, chaired by writer and editorial consultant David Michon.
During the talk, Arad discussed his career, his most recent artwork and projects he is looking forward to working on in the future.
Israel-born Arad set up his design firm Ron Arad Associates in 1989 in London, and then later set up his architecture studio in 2008. He was professor of Design Products at the Royal College of Art in London up until 2009 and was awarded the 2011 London Design Week Medal for design excellence.
He became a Royal Academician of the Royal Academy of Arts in 2013.