Generally speaking, forms of home electricity or appliances are designed to give instant feedback or have obvious interaction with users.
However, sunlight, which usually has a significant but slow change in behavior of time, is chosen to be the key factor to this project. The project tends to embody sunlight in something easily seen from our surrounding—for instance, wallpaper.
Using the UV-sensitive ink, ‘Appearing-Pattern Wallpaper’ not only performs an undertone of magic but also amplifies the slow behavior of sunlight.
It is initially plain with fixed color when purchased, but the pattern emerges over time when sunlight exposes textures printed with UV-sensitive ink.
“Conceptual design draws on art to orient a subversion of design norms. With respect to conceptual art, focus is shifted from the producer and the thing to the concept, and making as setting up such a concept through material objects, scripted or improvised interventions, installations or other means.”(Ramia Maze and Johan Redstrom, 2009)
Therefore, the project creates a metaphor of the ever-changing concept in life. Wallpaper, which comes to people’s sight every day, is no longer ordinary. In contrast, it has meaning from within the beautiful and poetic sunlight.