Well, we’re starting to see OLEDs popping up in strange places. I guess this is how innovation goes. First scientists develop the materials, then crazy designers put the materials into far-out, never-before-imagined applications. And then some corporation buys it and actually makes awesome, efficient and useful products.
So we’re at the crazy-design stage of OLED, and the Archimedes Dream is the proof. Developed by Makoto Tojiki, the Dream is a ribbon of Organig LEDs that literally has no beginning or end. It’s flowing, seemingly random, yet compact form is really pretty cool. It’s just not the kind ofthing I would expect to see on the shelves of Target.
It’s nice to see OLED getting some lighting applications. It doesn’t look like the Dream throws off too much light, but due to the extreme efficiency of OLEDs, that means it hardly consmumes any power.