May 20, 2007

Light-filtering polyester film

Lumisty first drew widespread attention when it was used on the windows of Pleats Please, Issey Miyake’s clothing boutique in SOHO.

Upon first encountering the product, people are often struck by what seems like an optical illusion. Walking past a window with Lumisty applied, a perfectly clear, transparent glass surface becomes partially fogged. Two or three steps later, the same window is completely fogged. As the viewer’s angle shifts, so does the transparency or translucency of the film.

Contact: Madico Inc., Woburn, Massachusetts, USA.

For more information, see Transmaterial: A Catalog of Materials That Redefine our Physical Environment

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