“The Heat is On”, developed by Elisa Strozyk, cleverly uses thermochromatic inks to transform ordinary radiators into stylish decor. A lovely pattern appears on both the wall and the radiator itself when the radiator is turned on— and disappears when the radiator is not in use. The use of thermochromatic inks is both decorative and functional: it dually acts as a means to enhance the environment as well as serve as a reminder to turn the radiator off when you leave your home.
Different patterns for color-changing wallpaper
The pattern design itself was inspired by warm, comforting knits such as socks, scarves and the like. To add a tactile and 3 dimensional element, Elisa stitched dyed thermochromatic threads onto the wallpaper itself. Metallised plastic film was also used to uniformly transfer the heat from the radiator itself up the the wall.
Pattern and stitching detail
Check out Elisa’s other textile explorations— her work overall is quite impressive.