A Closer Look At CECOCECO’s LED-backed Wall Finishes

February 6, 2024 by Dave Haynes

I am starting to go through notes and endless pix shot last week at ISE, and remembered one of my first stand visits – actually a day before the show formally opened.

The start-up CECOCECO had intrigued me with its 3D-printed ArtMorph LED tiles meant for architectural applications, making walls seemingly, surprisingly come alive. This podcast from a few weeks ago gets into it.

I was eager to see the tech for real, and it was indeed pretty interesting. Ambient visuals kind of emerge from wall surfaces that look, for example, like wood.

Printed plastic covers fit over square LED cabinets, and those tile together to create larger walls or canopies. The plastic is thin and NOT sturdy enough to be a floor surface.

What was almost amusing – and I don’t mean this in a negative way – was how the company had a carry bag full of different tiles – kinda like a bag of different flooring or upholstery samples.

Because the covers fit over the cabinets, there are subtle, halo-like seams between each unit … so up close there is a slight grid pattern. But that’s not evident from a distant.

It’s a VERY niche product aimed at the designed space community – companies like Gensler and Populous. I saw a similar thing a few years ago at ISE from a Dutch company, but this is done differently and has the backing of Chinese LED giant Unilumin and the experience and knowledge of the guy who started ROE, a BIG player in rental displays for touring shows.

  1. Jay Leedy says:

    I was excited to see this one after your initial posting on Cecoceco Dave, but I have to say for me it fell flat of expectations. I do think the concept if valid and shows where designed space applications could be headed. This application was unsurprisingly an exclusive for ROE product. There is a bigger opportunity for a mfg agnostic solution to be developed with even more pronounced texture. I thought the way they used LED to animate the Static image of a cathedral interior was nice, but could be much lower res LED arrays to do this, similar to what Kandu was doing under stretch fabric on frame at NRF in the intel booth several years ago

  2. Claire Wang says:

    Good point of the carry bag Dave, we wanted to inspire as much as can to the experience designers, but the design is endless, this bag we call it magic box 🙂

    Thank you again for sharing the comments, it was an amazing show for CECOCECO team, and i think the big architects they really understand the concept and the value carried, they see ArtMorph a platform, instead of product, of course in house, we are continuously providing designs from all the perspectives, true materials is on the way; It is all about the emotion we want to bring. 🙂

  3. Claire Wang says:

    It is all about emotion we want to bring Dave, thanks for your interest on our design bags, it is a magic box to surprise people with the endless design

  4. Marc Amstoutz says:

    Modular cabinet and modules are well designed, but I don’t see the point vs traditional backlighted printed fabric. Even more if you can’t use it for flooring. You can see the tiling, could easily scratch the printed plastic-made tiles and it’s way too much expensive. Definitely that’s not made for advertising, unless they split the signage system from the complete printed tiling solution. There’s a huge free space for anyone making a true modular system, easy to install and maintain like this one but doing dynamic backlights… for printed fabrics!

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