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2Flight: Shedding light on textile

Submitted by Castros S.A.

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Client

Location: Porto, Portugal

Completion date: 2022

Project Team

Project Coordination

Paulo Mendes

Castros

Researcher

Pedro Silva

Castros

R&D Research Scientist

Nabiha Ben Sedrine

Castros

Choice of materials, structure and technologies for electroluminescent fiber production

Nelson Durães

CeNTI

Choice of materials, structure and technologies for electroluminescent fiber production

Amanda Melo

CeNTI

Choice of materials, structure and technologies for electroluminescent fiber production

Cíntia Martins

CeNTI

Choice of materials, structure and technologies for electroluminescent fiber production

Sofia Silva

CeNTI

Choice of materials, structure and technologies for electroluminescent fiber production

Paulo Cardoso

CeNTI

Choice of materials, structure and technologies for electroluminescent fiber production

Rita Valério

CeNTI

Choice of materials, structure and technologies for electroluminescent fiber production

Daniela Colevati

CeNTI

Development of electronic control systems for electroluminescent fibers

Ricardo Silva

CeNTI

Integration of electroluminescent fibers in textiles

Marta Midão

CeNTI

Integration of electroluminescent fibers in textiles

Kevin Rodrigues

CeNTI

Technical Coordination, Design and Product Engineering

Filipe Silva

CeNTI

Product Design and Engineering

Patrícia Gonçalves

CeNTI

Product Design and Engineering

Luís Caldas

CeNTI

Product Design and Engineering

Ana Ribeiro

CeNTI

Overview

The piece depicts a dynamic elliptical arch demonstrating a double character: first the robustness of the structural architectural element, and second, the flexibility of the embedded electroluminescent textile fibers.
The 2.5 meters -height piece is composed of stainless-steel support structure, acrylic, black velvet fabric, and electroluminescent fibers. The system is connected by universal plug to power supply. The apertures located at eye level allow to discover four electroluminescent textile fibers applications. Furthermore, the ceiling provides an additional sky-like sensation allowing the visitors to be amazed by its glowing lines.

Goals

The goal of the piece is to engage the visitors to discover and experience glowing innovating textile fibers in exhibitions and Museums.