Verbatim panels OLED take centre stage at art exhibition celebrating world-class design.

Art show in Finland part of World Design Capital Helsinki 2012


OLED lighting used in an art installation titled ‘Palimama’s Hashioki’ is the highlight of the Masters of Aalto (MoA) University exhibition currently underway in Helsinki. The design project uses pioneering colour-tunable and dimmable OLED panels developed by Verbatim.

On display at the MoA exhibition hall in Jätkäsaari until June 3, the artwork created by Finnish designer Päivi Maunu connects futuristic OLED technology that is available today with recycled glass art from the past. It demonstrates how everyday life can be enhanced in an aesthetic and sustainable way.

The piece is attracting plenty of attention from the general public as well as academics, designers and technology fans. Visitors appreciate the familiar shapes on display and recognise the signature colours of vintage Finnish studio glass art. They are also enticed by the intensity of light and depth of colours on show. The OLED panels are occasionally synchronised to emit light in time with music or a rhythmic heartbeat, creating a stunning visual performance.

Verbatim recently unveiled the world’s first colour-tunable and dimmable OLED panel able to deliver brightness of up to 2,000 cd/m. Although the company can also create custom-made OLED panel sizes, the latest modules are ideal for mood lighting with each panel delivering red, green and blue (RGB) mixed colour with illuminance of 2000 candelas per square metre at a colour temperature of 3000K.

Organic LED lighting offers energy efficiency, low power consumption, long operational life and cool operating temperatures. Many times thinner than a human hair, OLEDs can be integrated into flexible materials and provide creativity to emit dynamic light from large surface areas.

Notes to editors

1. The MoA exhibition running until 3 June, presenting projects ranging from the basic needs of humans to satellites in space, is one of around 300 projects taking place in Helsinki during its World Design Capital year 2012 celebrating Finnish design. 
For more information, visit 
www.wdchelsinki2012.fi or click on the following links:

http://moa.aalto.fi/2012/en/masters/paivi-maunu/
http://moa.aalto.fi/2012/en/masters/
http://www.kuvataiteilijamatrikkeli.fi/en/artists/2050
http://www.kuvataiteilijamatrikkeli.fi/en/artwork/2050

2. Päivi Maunu is an established visual artist. Besides Helsinki, she has recently exhibited her artworks in Berlin, New York, Seoul, Mexico City, Tokyo, Peking and Hong Kong. For more details, visit www.palimama.net. To contact her by email: pm@palimama.net or telephone: +358 41 458 8596.

Pictures - please provide photo credit to Ilari Kähönen - can be found at:

http://download.publitek.com/VER20-OLEDart1.jpg

http://download.publitek.com/VER20-OLEDart2.jpg

http://download.publitek.com/VER20-OLEDart3.jpg

For more information about Verbatim LED lighting please visit our website at www.verbatimlighting.com

About Verbatim

Since 1969, Verbatim has been shaping the development of data storage technology – from Floppy Disks and Magneto-Optical storage media, CD and DVD formats to the latest High Definition media Blu-ray. Moreover, Verbatim offers high quality products in the field of Portable USB Drives, Flash Memory Cards, SSD and External Hard Drives as well as a broad variety of computer Accessories. Verbatim is a subsidiary of Mitsubishi Kagaku Media, a member of the Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Corporation group and benefits from the outstanding research and development department. With these innovations Verbatim has played a key role in shaping the storage media market. Ultra-strict quality controls during the manufacturing process ensure the high quality of Verbatim’s products, which have been the winners of numerous international comparative tests. The company is the worldwide market leader for Optical Media. For more information, please visit http://www.verbatim.com.

Since 2010 Verbatim has been developing and selling energy-efficient LED/OLED lighting products for consumer and business applications, based on core technologies provided by Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation. For more information, please visit http://www.verbatimlighting.com.

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