Philips Lighting worked with Dutch Carpet Company Desso to create a digital carpet.

LED Carpet

The carpet would incorporate LEDs in to it in order to display fire exits or to just display messages. The carpet can be pre-programmed by an app to display what you want and when the LEDs aren’t in use they turn off becoming invisible and the carpet looks just like a normal carpet.

The LEDs are underneath the carpet so that if anything is spilled on the carpet the lights will not be damaged.

The LEDs by Philips come in a variety of colours and can change the look of a room in seconds. They can display the way to exits in a fire or give directions which takes away the need for signs stopping walls from becoming cluttered. It can also be linked to a news feed supplying people with important updates.

LED Carpet

An example of the carpets in use is at Axel Springer, a Publishing Company in Berlin, who use Luminous Carpets in its newsroom entrance of the BILD Newspaper.

Chief Editor of BILD Newspaper, Kai Diekman, said: “When I heard about the new Luminous Carpets solution by Philips and Desso, I knew this solution – displaying the latest news on the floor – was ideal for the entrance of our future newsroom.”

Venture Manager, Dr Bernd Voelpel, said: “Luminous Carpets has literally countless application possibilities offering architects and interior designers true design freedom. Instantly creating different moods and settings, interiors and ambience. It’s imagination at the touch of a button.”

Images and Video belong to Philips and Desso – Luminous Carpets

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