F.L.AIR (flow of light and air) is a study on opening mechanisms depending on different materials with the aim to control indirect lighting and ventilation. Different gestures facilitate different functions. The intention here was to create a structured surface that is activated by gesture control. This specific type of interaction is inspired by the mimosa pudica plant and the milky seas effect.

In its passive state, the surface is closed and therefore no hidden functions are revealed. When activated through gestural interaction, the material opens at the intended area due to distension and enables the desired function. The intensity of the light and of the airflow is adjustable by repeatedly triggering the same area.

Supervision from:
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Markus Holzbach, IMD
Prof. Georg-Christof Bertsch, Intercultural Design
Dipl.-Des. Steffen Reiter, IMD
Dipl.-Des. Friedrich Söllner, IMD

In cooperation with:
BMW AG