Press Release 20160411
Transcript of Press Release 20160411
Venue: Via Vincenzo Forcella, 7, 20144 Milano, Italia
AgIC supports an exhibition of
SDM Keio Univ. in “Milan Design Week”
"Electronics, Everywhere” AgIC embed electronics into everything on the planet
with printed electronics technology.
"Ag Ink meets Design" -New living experiences-
The invention of silver nano-particle ink allowed the free drawing of circuits
by designers. This new world view brought by designers into an industry that
was only with practical applications will bring a host of new experiences to
our living spaces.
At times, new technologies put on the garb of culture. Clothing once used to
shield from the cold became articles of fashion. Somber iron grills were
embellished and new, colorful Chevrolets outsold the Ford Model T. This
same phenomenon is spreading over the field of electrical circuitry. In order
to stimulate innovation via discovery by specialists in external fields, the
display will show the changes since last year's Salone Satellite exhibit* as a
process of evolution, providing evidence for the effectiveness of exhibition
and experimentation as well as the fact that not only is design affected by
technology but also that technology itself evolves with exposure to the power
of design. We will be pleased if this exhibit can also serve as stimulation for
the development of new innovations.
* At Milano Salone Satellite 2015, the works "Slice of light" and "HANA
AKARI" made using AgIC's silver nano-particle ink were shown by Keio
Univeristy's SDM Research Institute.
Porta Genova Sta.Porta Genova Sta.
©2016 AgIC, HAKUHODO and TAKEO
Light designed by Manabu Tago (MTDO).
This program is collaborated with MIMAKI ENGINEERING and MTDO.
The tools used at the tea ceremony seat have a function beyond the merely
utilitarian, to create a once-in-a-lifetime sense of place tailored to the season,
the guest's state of mind, and the context of the topic at hand. The Re-Discovery
of Old Tools project looks at these old, disused tools as new materials, and
attempts, through technological updates and repurposing, to restore their
value by finding contemporary situations in which they could be useful.
Re-Discovery of old tools
PRI-THERMO®, an inkjet-printed heater that makes use of AgIC technology, is
able to add an extra layer of warmth to walls and windows. It is able to
render circuits automatically from size, output power, input voltage, etc.
Through the heating function of the patterns devised by its designers, an
anti-condensation feature in the frame allows for a clearer view of the
scenery through a window.
Primitive three-dimensional exercises model, which made by film having two
functions of electrical wiring by conductive ink and structure.
Design collaboration with MTDO.
With the ability to now freely draw circuits through AgIC’s inkjet printing,
since 2015 we have been involved in the production of the Case Study Lamps -
a group of prototypes for exploring new lighting designs, using 21st century
manufacturing methods, reproducible, yet capable of evolving in separate
parts. The edition we are announcing at this time incorporates a newly wide
printable area, and evolved materials. The sheet-form lighting, printed on 125
µm PET film, can be decorated freely in any location, and is the enjoyable
culmination of a collaboration between technicians, creators, and decorators.
Case Study Lamp #2
The potential of paper brought out from Japan
Paper is an unique material - it is lighter and more flexible than anything
else, and can be either transient or sustainable. Our project has started to
explore the potential paper again.
ELECTRIC ink × Fine PAPER × GRAPHIC design by page
“page” is a creative team of the project seeking and exploring for the potential of paper. Started the
project with three members under the direction of OKAMURO, a graphic designer, from 2014.
This program is collaborated with HAKUHODO and TAKEO.
©2016 AgIC, HAKUHODO, and TAKEO
©2016 AgIC and MTRL KYOTO
©2016 AgIC, CEMEDINE, MIMAKI ENGINEERING, and MTDO
This program is collaborated with MTRL KYOTO.