On October 29th, French OLED lighting company BLACKBODY opened its New York City showroom in SoHo, making remarkable new OLED technology accessible to American architects and the interior design communities.
OLEDs, Organic Light-Emitting Diodes, offer unparalleled lighting solutions. The lightweight, ultra-flat, glare-free, shadow-free and heat-free technology can be used to create inspiring designer indoor or outdoor light fixtures. Unlike conventional light bulbs, OLED light sources emit 100% useful light. OLED allows larger surfaces of light to be created, shaped and manipulated. As well as increasing opportunities for design, OLED technology is clean with 0% polluting components. OLEDs are used by automotive and medical equipment manufacturers, and OLED displays are currently being introduced to the market for cell phones and televisions.
“With no shadows, glare, or heat, OLED fixtures provide soft, flattering and welcoming light. The romantic lighting, when incorporated into dramatic designs, creates a breathtaking display hardly accessible to other electronic lighting options,” said Alessandro Dolcetta, Co-Founder of BLACKBODY.
The new showroom will be dedicated to creativity and will exemplify the myriad of designer lighting options made possible by the BLACKBODY’s OLED technology. Visitors can experience the possibilities of this new technology to provide a unique ambiance for executive lobbies, offices, hotels, and private homes. The showroom presents several products designed by major European designers. Thierry Gaugain, the Blackbody art director, has made significant contributions to the current collection as well as to the design of this first showroom.
The opening was co-hosted by international design magazine Intramuros and supported by WantedDesign, a creative and collaborative platform for the design community, with a four day design celebration in May as well as year long program of conversations, workshops, and special events.
The presence of BLACKBODY founders, Bruno Dussert-Vidalet and Alessandro Dolcetta, and BLACKBODY art director, Thierry Gaugain, demonstrates the benefit of a fruitful collaboration between science and design.