As we constantly scan for innovations in materials, approaches and products which are clients can use for inspiration or incorporation in to their own creations, Philips is one of the companies we watch closely.
Philips just announced that it will partner with Kvadrat Soft Cells, to bring an, …”innovative luminous textile to the market. This partnership, which combines Philips’ leadership in ambient lighting with Kvadrat Soft Cells’ expertise in controlling sound absorption, means interior spaces can now be enhanced through both light and texture. With Philips’ addressable LEDs integrated into the Kvadrat Soft Cells acoustic panels, this is the first solution of its kind, and gives architects, interior designers and lighting specialists freedom to further enhance a space with ambient light.“
In their lighting and other consumer groups, Philips focuses on and, as they state clearly in their press release for this new innovation and partnership, that they, “…understand(s) the pivotal role that lighting plays in creating a desired atmosphere and has developed a wide range of solutions that can be tailored to reflect an ever-changing palette of ambiances for any given moment.“
Like us, you should watch the marketplace for smart textiles, new approaches and partnerships like this one, and constantly ask yourself what it means for the market and for you…and how you can capitalize upon or leverage innovations like this one.