As conference rooms go, you could do way, way worse than the one situated in Newfoundland’s Fogo Island Inn, what with windows that look straight out onto the rocky shores and far off foggy horizon line. Pull the printed curtains down and suddenly you’ve got a cool stormy night effect, but the real magic happens when the lamps go off and the textiles begin to radiate like the Northern Lights.
During a residency at the site — which, swoon, looks to me like absolute heaven on Erth — Dutch designer and professor Chris Kabel came up with the concept for these coverings, which were then produced in collaboration with the Netherlands’ TextielLab. The gradient patterns were digitally produced, while weaving in glow-in-the-dark yarns gave them the ooh-and-aah effect of the sky-high natural phenomenon.
Pretty clever too, as they “power up” naturally during the daytime and when the electricity’s switched on. Wouldn’t it be so much more pleasant to doze off in the middle of a meeting with the ambient vibe of Aurora Borealis gently beaming in the background? [Dezeen]