Elgin, IL – February 2, 2015: With today’s focus on clean and sustainable energy, fabric architecture is proving to be an interesting platform for harnessing the power of the sun. Collaborating with the designers of SDA (Synthesis Design Architecture) and Buro Happold, Fabric Images® teamed up to convert solar power into electricity using fabric architecture as the platform to capture this energy source.

Fabric Images influences with Volvo and SDA

The deployable fabric-based structure that can charge the new electric Volvo V60 plug-in hybrid is in the October issue of Fast Company. As mentioned by Jason Gillette in the featurette about "The Future of Transit", “this charger is a new version of freedom. It’s the idea that you can set off and don’t have to think about how much it will cost or even where you’re going.”

While many thought of this as simply a concept, the reality is actually being brought to life via the specialists at Fabric Images. Stay tuned...

* Fast Company, October 2013, The Future of Transit

About Fabric Images®

For nearly 30 years, Fabric Images® has been an award-winning, design-focused manufacturer of printed and non-printed tensioned fabric architecture and material solutions for corporate interiors, hospitality, retail spaces, museums, and events around the globe. Our focus is providing products, custom solutions, and services that that will enrich brand quality and the expressive identity of a space. We thrive on innovation, collaboration, creativity and the pleasure that comes from bringing life to our customer’s vision.

The Fi™ Interiors division designs and manufactures interior architecture décor products and custom design solutions that incorporate metal, fabric, printed graphics, acoustics, and a host of additional materials.

The Fi™ Live Events business division is a creative, strategic, and collaborative manufacturer providing custom fabric architectural and material solutions used within tradeshows, events, and brand activations.

The Fi™ Retail business division partners with retail brands to creatively express their story through compelling installations and brand experiences.

For more information, visit www.fabricimages.com.

Fabric Images is a division of Orbus Visual Communications® – a privately owned group of companies that specialize in the manufacture and trade only supply of portable, fabric and modular sign, exhibit and display products, architectural wayfinding signage and superior graphics. Companies and brands within the group include The Exhibitors’ Handbook®, The Promo Handbook™, Nimlok®, Fabric Images® and SignPro Systems®.