Illuminating signposts

It is a long time since wallpapers were just a stylish way of covering the walls. They now come equipped with sophisticated functionality, too. The best example, with a dazzling effect, is “Colour Tec Glow” by Architects Paper. Even after the lights have gone out, the wallpaper continues to shine. With the long afterglow of the wall coverings from their “AP Pigment” collection, Architects Paper have devised technically high-quality fleece wallpapers with special material properties and patterns, which can be used to create individual designs and which are more than simply attractive decoration.

These wallpapers are capable of lighting a room without any artificial light. This is made possible as a result of phosphorescent luminous stripes and arrows, which are triggered by daylight and the ambient lighting. Ideal for supporting the signage of emergency escape routes in public buildings or for pointing the way in the dark. If the lighting fails, the luminous pigments immediately emit their stored energy, so that it is no longer necessary to provide emergency power. A clever idea, indeed! Moreover, these sophisticated wallpapers can easily be painted over. A water-repellent lotus effect ensures that varnishes applied to the luminous strips simply bead on the surface, whilst the open-textured fleece fabric accepts paint very well. Indeed, special textures and innovative surface coatings generate some exciting colour and 3D effects and invite creative design.

Architects Paper was founded in 2008 and is the international premium and commercial brand of A.S. Création. Architects Paper stands for exclusive, individual wall solutions and hand-made wallpapers for architects, designers, interior decoration specialists, developers and their sophisticated private customers. At the same time, the design team at Architects Paper are working closely with well-known designers such as Ingo Maurer and the Porsche Design Studio. The innovative wallpapers, digital prints and wall panels are all CE approved and are being used in hotels, company headquarters, restaurants, shops and in care homes. The overwhelming majority of the collection is manufactured in Gummersbach in the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia.

Heike Gessulat

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