Wood is perceived as a high-quality material, generating surfaces with anisotropic properties and unique individual grain. Every piece of wood is as unique as a fingerprint. In this material project by Johannes Wöhrlin, the high-quality aesthetic of wood takes on a new dimension, bringing light to the dark interior of a car. In addition, the shimmering glow of the wooden grain improves orientation and when driving at night.

As Wöhrlin explains, by touching the surface, the light is activated on-spot, creating a gesturally controlled functionality. After activation, the light is dimmed over time and the grain emits a soft light for further while. Exploring the connection between the hand and the material,
the glowing surface resembles a path which is expires after time.

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