This mural, created by the hand-lettering artist Ian Barnard, uses a kit designed by the London-based company Bare Conductive that enables even the non-technically savvy to turn any wall into an interactive surface.
Bare Conductive made its name back in 2015 by creating conductive paint, which complements this new Interactive Wall kit.
Chief commercial officer Isabel Lizardi was inspired to create a durable and easy to use interactive wall kit because Bare Conductive’s creative community was already using the company’s products that had been designed for prototyping and home use to create professional immersive installations for exhibitions, brand activations, and retail spaces.
The agency used kits that require knowledge of soldering, electronics, and programming to create the interactive wall; Lizardi says that this meant interactive walls were limited to “Agencies with a lot of design and technical know-how.”
Now, while this interactive wall kit has similar components to Bare Conductive’s other kits, it has been designed specifically so that anyone can use it to create long-lasting, professional-looking interactive walls.
The kit is mostly designed to work for plywood or fake walls that are up to 32 feet long, because most of the creatives that use Bare Conductive’s products are working in spaces that they don’t own, and they can’t drill through someone else’s wall to create their installation.
Bare Conductive launched the kit, which costs $548, a few weeks ago.