iluTex

TEXTILE FACADE ELEMENTS WITH DIFFERENT GLOWING PATTERNS

The project

A collection of decorative facade elements with different glowing patterns using conductive, phosphorescent and luminescent inks to create design effects using an innovative printing technology combining low power consumption and design.

Diffus (Denmark)

DIFFUS is company with a long history in design. The owners, HANNE-LOUISE JOHANNESEN and MICHEL GUGLIELMI have also participated in several development projects. One of their points of focus is the world of Smart Textiles. HANNE-LOUISE completed her Mag.Art. In Art history, at the University of Copenhagen. MICHEL completed his degree in Architecture at the Architecture School of Strasbourg, France.

Vadim Tenner (Germany)

VADIM TENNER Ph.D. Candidate at the Institute for Textile Engineering of RWTH Aachen University, Germany. His research focus is the functional printing on textile materials for Smart Textiles. VADIM completed his M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering at RWTH Aachen University, Germany. For the last 2 years, he has conducted research on the integration of electronics into textiles at the institute. 

Jan Senode (Germany)

JAN SERODE is a Ph.D. candidate with a background in architecture. JAN completed his M.Sc. in Architecture at RWTH Aachen University, Germany. He has worked in different architecture practices and researches new concepts for facades in his Ph.D. thesis. At the Institut für Textiltechnik of RWTH Aachen University, Germany. JAN is an expert in developing facades for buildings and will bring to the team his know-how and experience of the construction and technical restrictions of facade concepts which he is currently developing. 

STORYTELLING

THE IDEA:

We are the iluTex team and together we have formed an interdisciplinary research team that deals with the development and innovation of textile structures.

THE BIRTH OF THE PROJECT:

Since 2015 we have been working on the development of innovative textile building envelopes that combine energy efficiency and impressive modern design.

THE CREATIVE PROCESS:

Think of it as a T-shirt that you can pull over any existing building without affecting the general building structure. The problem with existing textile façade systems is that the material structure has not changed for 30 years.

THE COLLABORATION:

When you look at great fashion designers, you get a different collection every 6 months. The members of our project team brought together all the necessary skills to solve this problem. 

Jan Serode, M.Sc. in architecture, is doing his doctorate at the RWTH Aachen, Germany, and is passionately researching new concepts for textile building facades. Vadim Tenner, M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering, is also working on his doctoral thesis at the RWTH Aachen University with a focus on printed electronics and functional coatings on fabric materials. His passion is to make conventional products intelligent. Hanne-Louise Johannesen, Mag.Art. in Art History, and Michel Guglielmi, Dipl.-Architect, founders of Diffus Design Aps, Copenhagen, have a passion for developing innovative textile products, including Smart Textiles.

THE FUTURE:

Together we have developed our latest innovation: The illuminated textile façade named iluTex. The idea itself is as fascinating as it is simple. The textile membrane is combined with a light-emitting coating that stores natural solar energy during the day and glows in different colours at night. At the same time, it eliminates the lack of intimacy you have with conventional textile façades. Sustainability is also very important for us. We avoid using toxic materials in our coatings and safe energy by storing only the natural light provided by the sun.

THE MESSAGE:

Let us work together, bring light into the future and combine energy and design.

PARTNERSHIP PROJECTS

The vase

The vase

Lumimóza

Lumimóza

3D metal panels

3D metal panels

Thinking Woman’s Chair

Thinking Woman’s Chair

Aeras-x Seat for Drone Taxis

Aeras-x Seat for Drone Taxis

Tagenea

Tagenea

Loom-State

Loom-State

Common Sands 2.0

Common Sands 2.0

Maretech

Maretech

Minois

Minois

STEM a garment production brand

STEM a garment production brand

Storytelling Garment Project

Storytelling Garment Project

Mapu Preto

Mapu Preto

Minta

Minta

NO/thing

NO/thing

Modifiable Vegan Bag Collection

Modifiable Vegan Bag Collection

In the Circle

In the Circle

Clotho

Clotho

Make Your Bed

Make Your Bed

Vibro-Tactile Textiles

Vibro-Tactile Textiles

LÈBIU – let’s CORK it

LÈBIU – let’s CORK it

WeAr Design

WeAr Design

Freskos

Freskos

ALMA

ALMA

Bubble Façade

Bubble Façade

Crossing Parallels

Crossing Parallels

EnaOna

EnaOna

SEISMIC GARMENT

SEISMIC GARMENT

Rethinking the Bra

Rethinking the Bra

Manual bag

Manual bag

Nova Underwear

Nova Underwear

BioChromatic

BioChromatic

Dimmenso

Dimmenso

Beaggie – Hope Blooms

Beaggie – Hope Blooms

Ignorance is Bliss

Ignorance is Bliss

WE ARE NOT IN THIS ALONE

WE ARE NOT IN THIS ALONE

H|H

H|H

Vibrant-barrier-free glassware collection

Vibrant-barrier-free glassware collection

Edge Chair

Edge Chair

Marbled Salts

Marbled Salts

Moseanic

Moseanic

Kombucha TSUGI

Kombucha TSUGI

LiLO

LiLO

The Eastern Side of Riviera

The Eastern Side of Riviera

Future Wardrobe

Future Wardrobe

Ventri

Ventri

FreyZein

FreyZein

Step Smart

Step Smart

Re-Print Ceramics

Re-Print Ceramics

Vivid

Vivid

A Phyne Bomber Jacket

A Phyne Bomber Jacket

Burning For

Burning For

Circular workwear collection

Circular workwear collection

Recontile

Recontile

Fashion Colada

Fashion Colada

SCALA

SCALA

New Matters

New Matters

Not 2 Forget

Not 2 Forget

Agogic – Be prepared for more

Agogic – Be prepared for more

SMARTCOAT with ETHICS

SMARTCOAT with ETHICS

Mocha Split

Mocha Split

Reframd

Reframd

Zerobarracento

Zerobarracento

ALLCA Disruptive Rugs

ALLCA Disruptive Rugs

Wearable Play

Wearable Play

Wear-Abouts Baltic Sea

Wear-Abouts Baltic Sea

Gelatex x NO/AN

Gelatex x NO/AN

Luxury Bag Collection

Luxury Bag Collection

Amalgama

Amalgama

TTorch

TTorch

From the ground

From the ground

Biolea

Biolea

Ultra

Ultra

Capsule coat project

Capsule coat project

Mayya x WORTH

Mayya x WORTH

The Space in Between

The Space in Between

Rustic Wool Robotuft

Rustic Wool Robotuft

Cartiera & SwIdeas present: Change!

Cartiera & SwIdeas present: Change!

Fish_Fish

Fish_Fish

Common Sands

Common Sands

UCQC Inclusive

UCQC Inclusive

Gabriella Veszpremi X Inpelsa

Gabriella Veszpremi X Inpelsa

Mowo

Mowo

i-Morfé

i-Morfé

Iguaneye

Iguaneye

Ruumy

Ruumy

Fugazi Fugazi

Fugazi Fugazi

Serisole

Serisole

Hi-LAMP

Hi-LAMP

Lucid

Lucid

Senss

Senss

Walkytalkies

Walkytalkies

Sole sustainability

Sole sustainability

A Warm, Light, Luxurious, Sustainable Cloak

A Warm, Light, Luxurious, Sustainable Cloak

Spell My Name

Spell My Name

The “Bib” chair

The “Bib” chair

Materia Bruta

Materia Bruta

Planned Space Pooling

Planned Space Pooling

3D knitwear on demand

3D knitwear on demand

Lit Lace Interface

Lit Lace Interface

iluTex

iluTex

Sukka 

Sukka 

PineSkins Soft Wall Tiles

PineSkins Soft Wall Tiles

Unmoist Raincoat

Unmoist Raincoat

IOT Jacket & Robot

IOT Jacket & Robot

Stars Collection

Stars Collection

Words that shimmer

Words that shimmer

Persona

Persona

PULSAR

PULSAR

Identity 560

Identity 560

Øjenfryd

Øjenfryd

The Ghost Bag

The Ghost Bag

Diluci bags

Diluci bags

M2M furniture (Made 2 Measure Furniture)

M2M furniture (Made 2 Measure Furniture)

Myhand Prosthetic Socket

Myhand Prosthetic Socket

Oceanwear

Oceanwear

t-Studio – 3D fashion design network

t-Studio – 3D fashion design network

Curve

Curve

Multifunctional Textiles

Multifunctional Textiles

Fashion Designing in an Inclusive World

Fashion Designing in an Inclusive World

‘Parameter’ Table

‘Parameter’ Table

Occay

Occay

KICS

KICS

ERGOVI – healthy multiposture chair

ERGOVI – healthy multiposture chair

PreemieCme

PreemieCme

Circular Bags

Circular Bags

Clayer

Clayer

Lulu V2

Lulu V2

Fishskinlab

Fishskinlab

Dynaback

Dynaback

Esther Hates PVC

Esther Hates PVC

Gardin

Gardin

Foldable High Heels

Foldable High Heels

Sustainable Acoustic Panels

Sustainable Acoustic Panels

Edbora Collection

Edbora Collection

Smart Heated Vest

Smart Heated Vest

ACDL Artisan Chausseur Design Lab

ACDL Artisan Chausseur Design Lab

Smart Life Jacket In Watersport

Smart Life Jacket In Watersport

Fragments Garments

Fragments Garments

Hollow: A Lie Story

Hollow: A Lie Story

FWN: Family Wear Nature

FWN: Family Wear Nature

Himaero “The Emotional Jewel”

Himaero “The Emotional Jewel”

Spellbound

Spellbound

Wear Pure

Wear Pure

Connextyle

Connextyle

Unlimited in 1

Unlimited in 1

Paramatrix

Paramatrix

Feel More Knitwear

Feel More Knitwear

Skarabeos 2

Skarabeos 2

Twill

Twill

Fashionable Wearable Camera Accessory

Fashionable Wearable Camera Accessory

‘Margarete’ – Cork Task Chair

‘Margarete’ – Cork Task Chair