Kaneka introduced a new OLED lighting fixture, the Kumiko - designed by lighting designer Michiru Tanaka. This is a high-tech decorative update to a traditional Japanese patterned woodwork.
The Kumiko is a fully-customizable modular tile system that can be vertically-mounted on a surface or built into complex architectural designs. The Kumiko panels offer diffused light that looks like staned-glass windows. The panels have a mirror surface when not in use. Kaneka did not disclose the technical specification of these Kumiko panels.
Kaneka's previous OLED lighting panels, announced in 2015, featured a lifetime of 50,000 hours. Kaneka's current annual OLED lighting production capacity is about 20,000 panels. Kaneka aims to accelerate OLED lighting development and reach sales of ¥50 billion ($435 million USD) by 2020.