This design concept makes invisible connections eerily visible

One of the reasons it’s easy to take an internet connection for granted is its invisibility. This concept wall tapestry changes that, with eerie color changes that react to the Wi-Fi signals shooting across any room. WiFi Tapestry was created by Richard Vijgen, who describes his design firm as “a studio for contemporary information culture.”

The Wifi Tapestry is wired to listen for information buzzing along the 13 channels of the 2.4GHz Wi-Fi Spectrum. When it detects a transfer, wires activate the fibers. Thermochromic yarn changes from navy blue to silver and back as a reaction to data flow. Vijgen compares his creation to the Shroud of Turin, where data streams “appear as visual traces from an invisible dimension that gradually forms and dissolves.”

Wifi Tapestry | Richard Vijgen Studio

One of the reasons it’s easy to take an internet connection for granted is its invisibility. This concept wall tapestry changes that, with eerie color changes that react to the Wi-Fi signals shooting across any room. WiFi Tapestry was created by Richard Vijgen, who describes his design firm as “a studio for contemporary information culture.”

The Wifi Tapestry is wired to listen for information buzzing along the 13 channels of the 2.4GHz Wi-Fi Spectrum. When it detects a transfer, wires activate the fibers. Thermochromic yarn changes from navy blue to silver and back as a reaction to data flow. Vijgen compares his creation to the Shroud of Turin, where data streams “appear as visual traces from an invisible dimension that gradually forms and dissolves.”