17
Dec
07

Wallpaper Design, Part 2: Heat Sensitive Wallpaper

This is exciting! Here is another wallpaper worth checking out.

We looked at a very interesting and unique wallpaper style/technique in the previous post Wallpaper design. No, not for your desktop. Now here is another one you might like.

This is a heat sensitive wallpaper. It appears to be partially painted with a heat sensitive paint that only shows up at a certain temperature. I have to say, the flower print isn’t exactly something I’d put in my living room, but the technique is quite exciting.

This is the wallpaper in its “neutral” state:

Heat Sensitive Wallpaper 1

And here it is with the heater turned on:

Heat Sensitive Wallpaper 2

The additional flowers are printed with paint that’s unvisible to the eye up to a certain temperature. Sweet!

At this point, this technique still seems to be an experimental project by the Chinese designer Shi Yuan who recently graduated from the University of Portsmouth (UK) in communication design.

Here are some more images from the project:

The project brochure

A calendar using the heat sensitive paint - by day

A calendar using the heat sensitive paint -at night

I love the idea of this innovative project. It should be developed into a product series. Could you imagine furnishing your place with such a wallpaper?


3 Responses to “Wallpaper Design, Part 2: Heat Sensitive Wallpaper”


  1. 1 bruno Dec 18th, 2007 at 5:21

    wooooow. beautiful! Great! I’m speechless.

  2. 2 John Masters Jan 17th, 2008 at 3:26

    Your posts keep me coming back :)

  1. 1 Wallpaper design. No, not for your desktop Pingback on Dec 17th, 2007 at 16:12

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