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Gas-Detecting Wallpaper

Artful Wall Provides Visual Warning and Filter System

— October 3, 2009 — Art & Design
Central St. Martin’s student Chloe Albert is working on a way to replace ugly and outdated carbon monoxide detectors with carbon monoxide-detecting wallpaper. Her invention is a perfect fusion of function and design, using modules fixed to paper that can detect VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds) and actually filter them at the same time. 

As the air pollutants accumulate, the modules spin creating the pleasant visual experience, and a warning system at the same time. Interior and graphic designers could go crazy here, creating inspiring wall designs integrating the new technology. A fashionable life-saver!
Trend Themes
1. Wallpaper Technology - The development of gas-detecting wallpaper offers an innovative way to integrate function and design in interior spaces.
2. VOC Detection - The use of modules fixed to wallpaper that can detect and filter Volatile Organic Compounds presents an opportunity for advancements in air quality monitoring.
3. Visual Warning Systems - The incorporation of spinning modules in wallpaper creates a visually engaging and informative warning system for air pollutants.
Industry Implications
1. Interior Design - The gas-detecting wallpaper technology provides interior designers with an innovative tool to enhance both the aesthetics and safety of their designs.
2. Graphic Design - Integrating the gas-detecting modules into wallpaper opens up creative opportunities for graphic designers to develop visually appealing warning systems.
3. Air Quality Monitoring - The development of wallpaper that can detect and filter VOCs presents new possibilities for advancements in air quality monitoring and management.
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