OLED Dandelions Light Up the Room

Japanese cinematographer Takao Inoue has transformed common dandelions into luminescent flowers using OLED technology, according to a Tamago and Spoon report.

Takao Inoue's OLED Tampopo luminaires. (Photo Courtesy of Takao Inoue)

The luminaires, OLED Tampopo, are made from real dandelions that are delicately harvested, and encased in acrylic glass. An OLED is installed in the stem of the flowers.

Two OLED Tampopo luminaires illuminating in the dark. (Photo Courtesy of Spoon and Tamago)

According to Inoue’s introduction on the website, the work tries to convey a sense of fragility, while serving as a nostalgic object that reminds people of plucking dandelions in the wild.

OLED Tampopo luminaires illuminating in the dark. (Photo Courtesy of Spoon and Tamago)

The designer has not unveiled the final pricing yet, but the luminaires will be available for purchase on Tokyo Somewhere sometime later.

Disclaimers of Warranties
1. The website does not warrant the following:
1.1 The services from the website meets your requirement;
1.2 The accuracy, completeness, or timeliness of the service;
1.3 The accuracy, reliability of conclusions drawn from using the service;
1.4 The accuracy, completeness, or timeliness, or security of any information that you download from the website
2. The services provided by the website is intended for your reference only. The website shall be not be responsible for investment decisions, damages, or other losses resulting from use of the website or the information contained therein<
Proprietary Rights
You may not reproduce, modify, create derivative works from, display, perform, publish, distribute, disseminate, broadcast or circulate to any third party, any materials contained on the services without the express prior written consent of the website or its legal owner.

Broad spectrum white LEDs are widely available San Jose, CA – Lumileds today announced immediate high quantity availability of its LUXEON 3030 HE Plus Horticulture LEDs. Based on the company’s leading 3030 LED portfolio and charact... READ MORE

- LED technology makes extremely space-saving disinfection applications possible - UV-C light can eliminate up to 99.9 percent of viruses and bacteria - Osram Opto Semiconductors is driving industrialization of UV-C LEDs Installed in space-sav... READ MORE