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DIY Mood Lighting

Johanna Hyrkas Creates Light Carpet With Rope Lights and Yarn

— October 30, 2009 — Art & Design
Here’s a new one: lighting that keeps your feet warm. The Light Carpet by Johanna Hyrkas was created by wrapping LED rope lights in a simple knitting pattern. The pattern, which wraps around and around, eventually became a rug. The Light Carpet is a new take on interior lighting.

Hyrkas designed the Light Carpet as part of Imu Design, Finland’s “self-appointed National Design Team.” Not only is their work impressive, they’ve even got the cojones to name themselves the National Design Team. Go them.
Trend Themes
1. LED Rope Light Rugs - The use of LED rope lights in creating rugs presents an opportunity to disrupt the traditional rug industry.
2. DIY Lighting - The rise of DIY lighting opens up opportunities for disruptive innovation in the home decor industry.
3. Functional Lighting - The trend towards functional lighting such as the Light Carpet presents opportunities for innovation and disruption in the lighting industry.
Industry Implications
1. Home Decor - The use of LED rope lights and DIY lighting presents opportunities for disruptive innovation in the home decor industry.
2. Lighting - Functional lighting trends such as the Light Carpet present opportunities for innovation and disruption in the lighting industry.
3. Textile - The creation of rugs using LED rope lights presents an opportunity to disrupt the traditional textile industry.
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