Applelec supplied materials for one such installation which combined OLED technology with 3D printing for the London Design Festival. The Ribbon, created by London-based lighting artist Min Sang Cho, was showcased at the festival before being installed at its permanent home at the VIP reception area of the Genting Highland Casino in Malaysia.

The piece was designed to explore the artistic possibilities presented by OLED while celebrating the technology of OLED lighting.

The Ribbon was 3D printed in its basic form then was manipulated and finished by hand, when 24-carat gold leaf was delicately applied to each piece of ribbon to emphasise the soft, ambient reflections from the OLEDs. The organic nature of the light produced is eye-catching yet is without obtrusive glare.

It is possible to customise the installation in size and shape, with each segment measuring 1.2m when straightened, while within the installation the individual sections are 4m in length and 1m deep.

One segment features three flexible 400mm x 50mm OLED panels on one side while the other side is hand-painted with the gold leaf. Power consumption is impressively low, with the installation drawing just 9W per unit.