As a result of a collaborative partnership between Philips Lighting and Desso, Luminous Carpets™ has brought to the industry integrated LED lighting and light transmissive carpets to provide a patented flooring solution for use in high-traffic environments where signage, images and messages are key for the safe and organised movement of people. A perfect fit for the hospitality sector.
Both an aesthetically pleasing flooring solution as well as highly practical, Desso’s Luminous Carpets™ collection is designed to transform the way that people interact with a space. Its many uses include floor level directional signage in hotel corridors to direct people to safety exits in the event of an emergency.
Specially developed LED units are installed underneath the light transmissive carpet. These programmable LED units can display information, show directions and even logo’s and newsfeeds but when switched off, the solution is invisible.
Commenting on the new innovation, Andre Dulka, regional director, Middle East, Africa & India, Desso explains, “the technology takes advantage of our tendency to be guided by the floor when moving through different spaces, making it the ideal solution for busy environments such as confined spaces like hotel corridors and maybe in the future even aircraft cabins, where user safety is of paramount importance. These are great to look at and incredibly durable, the luminous Carpets™ collection reflects Desso’s continued focus on delivering innovation to the market as well as adding long-term value to spaces in more than just simply the classic design sense.”