Philips showcases the world’s largest luminous textile installation

Art as you shop: textiles, acoustics and lighting combine to enhance shopping experience

July 3, 2014

Dresden, Frankfurt – Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA), the global leader in lighting showcases the world’s largest installation using luminous textiles, measuring 37 m2 at the Centrum Galerie shopping mall in Dresden.


The installation features dynamic and colorful LED light content across luminous textile panels of various sizes and textures. The result is eclectic and alternating visual effects that enhance the indoor shopping experience of visitors entering one of Europe’s finest three-story shopping malls.


Philips’ luminous textiles integrate multi-coloured LED modules within acoustic textile panels to show dynamic content to create ambience and soften sound. Each panel in the installation at the Centrum Galerie in Dresden is made of six luminous textile modules with an integrated RGB LED matrix plus driver and a digital control. The modular construction of the installation also offers greater design freedom to lighting specialists and architects looking to improve both the audio and visual impact of large retail spaces such as shopping malls, hotels, restaurants and offices.


"Our Philips luminous textile installation is a real asset, creating a vibrant and comfortable atmosphere for our visitors that both highlight the impressive size of Centrum Galerie while managing sound distribution issues typical of large indoor spaces,” says mall manager Stefan Dorster.


This combination of textile, acoustics and lighting was made possible through Philips’ partnership with Kvadrat Soft Cells, bringing together leading expertise in lighting and sound absorbing design textiles.

Centrum Galerie shopping mall Dresden

Centrum Galerie shopping mall Dresden

Further information, please contact:

Shai Dewan
Philips Lighting
Tel: +31620695822


Bernd Glaser
Philips Lighting, Germany
Tel: +494028992263


About Royal Philips:

Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA) is a diversified health and well-being company, focused on improving people’s lives through meaningful innovation in the areas of Healthcare, Consumer Lifestyle and Lighting. Headquartered in the Netherlands, Philips posted 2013 sales of EUR 23.3 billion and employs approximately 115,000 employees with sales and services in more than 100 countries. The company is a leader in cardiac care, acute care and home healthcare, energy efficient lighting solutions and new lighting applications, as well as male shaving and grooming and oral healthcare. News from Philips is located at