Merck Lights Up Luminale 2018

Merck Lights Up Luminale 2018

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“This non-profit alliance aims to leverage their expertise to further develop OLED as a sustainable light source for a variety of applications,” said Michael Grund, Head of OLED & Quantum Materials for the Performance Materials business sector of Merck.

“We will aim to identify how OLED technology can be used to create one-of-a-kind solutions with ranging benefits such as being efficient, eco-friendly and even self-sustaining when combined with other technologies.”

The alliance is also dedicated to fostering community within the greater lighting industry by facilitating the exchange of experience and know-how through conferences, lectures, institution visits and working groups. As a leading supplier, Merck not only offers a complete portfolio of premium materials for OLED Lighting, but also provides a wide range of technologies and expertise in other areas, such as OPV (Organic Photovoltaics), suitable for innovative solutions in building and architecture.

The façade concept “Do We Dream Under The Same Sky” is an example of the remarkable results that are possible when OLED lighting, OPV, and architecture unite to create a self-sustaining work of art. The 30m² façade, created by New York artist Rirkrit Tiravanija and Frankfurt architects Nikolaus Hirsch and Michel Müller, is the result of a joint effort by Merck, OLEDWorks, OPVIUS and Kolon (the long-term industry partners for OLED and OPV). The project can be seen at Luminale 2018, the Biennial for Light Art and Urban Design, following its debut last year in Seoul.

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