On the occasion of the exhibition „LIGHTOPIA“ at the VDM, Rupert Kopp was invited to join the symposium.
The symposium was attend from the Merck Group, global market leader in developing and production of Liquid Crystals and Oleds
Meanwhile, the next generation of lighting sources is currently being developed in research laboratories around the world: so-called OLEDs (organic light emitting diodes) can generate light from purely organic compounds. This technology will open up new opportunities in technology and application. In close cooperation with market leaders, Merck is a reliable partner in the development of innovative materials for the future technologies of LEDs and OLEDs.
There were 2 workshops with following topics:
1. General scenarios for the usage of light and its potential implications in design. Characteristics of OLED light and possible physiological and psychological implications beyond the scope of technical parameters space (i.e. energy efficiency).
2. Which opportunities do OLED technologies offer in the field of design and architecture and what trends can be set by OLED lamps?
Siegrun Appelt / Artist / Vienna
Ulrike Brandi / Lighting Designer / Hamburg
Andreas Bründler / Architect, Buchner Bündler AG / Basel
Dr Udo Heider / vice president of Merck’s OLED business / Darmstadt
Matthias Menke / Head of future lighting solutions / Zumtobel, Dornbirn
Dr. Andreas Rauh / Philosopher / Würzburg
Ralf Schmitz / Managing Director Belux /
Prof. Dr. Anna Wirz-Justice / Chronobiologist / Basel
Rupert Kopp / Product Designer / Berlin
Moderator: Ralf Krauter