Latest News 2016

  • 12/2016
    Products

    the editions – Zumtobel’s First Capsule Collection

    Zumtobel presents their first capsule collection consisting of five exclusive luminaires, which were originally developed and custom-made for special client projects and are now available to architects and light planners for creative and high-quality lighting solutions for the first time.
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    The limited mini-collection titled the editions – Capsule collection #01 stands for the forward-thinking and innovative mindset of the Zumtobel brand and is meant to support projects that meet special requirements and challenges. The luminaires speak for themselves with their clear design and ability to offer creative solutions and technological innovation. Each product has its unique story of creation and was developed in collaboration with well-known architects and designers that have all made history in their own way with Zumtobel.

    the editions – Capsule Collection #01 include five special luminaires:
    TIGNUM: For customized workspace ambience
    Grazer designers Benjamin and Markus Pernthaler developed an ergonomic lighting solution for the desk. The elegant and exceptionally flexible table light permits individual and targeted working zone illumination for various visual tasks. TIGNUM is also ideally suited when working on screens and with tablets.

    DIAMO: Bringing sophistication to any given surface
    The compact downlight is the perfect solution for a wide range of indoor applications. Thanks to concealed fixtures, hand-made reflectors and high-quality LED technology, DIAMO is more than perfect for accent lighting, boasts excellent light quality and is a real highlight when it comes to wanting maximum design freedom in the staging of architectural features.

    CAMO: An infinite resource of light
    With its variety of designs and different versions, this downlight is suitable for a wide range of applications and operational areas. The CAMO product range is characterized by a clear, concise design vocabulary and creates outstanding, holistic lighting moods.

    ICE CUBE: Breaking office boundaries
    A freestanding luminaire that can simultaneously illuminate two workstations. The transparent cube-formed lighting head was designed to almost appear afloat, while enabling the perfect balance of direct and indirect lighting. ICE CUBE not only offers efficient lighting for the work area, but also creates a pleasant lighting mood in the room.

    CIELUMA: The acoustical ceiling of light
    A special textile light system with a sound-reducing effect, putting the well-being of its user in focus. The light can be flexibly adjusted in color and intensity. Thus, CIELUMA creates a unique lighting mood. The light ceiling is versatile, easy to assemble and maintain, and is also compatible with various light elements.

    Each of the five special luminaires has a unique history: more information, such as interviews with product designers, technical data and sources of reference for the editions - Capsule Collection # 01 can be found on the brand new website
    editions.zumtobel.com

    the editions - Capsule Collection # 01 will be available in December 2016.

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  • 11/2016
    Lighting Solution

    An architectural feast for the eyes

    Zumtobel lighting solution stages the façade of the new McDonald’s in Lustenau
    Baumschlager Eberle have created an architectural eye-catcher with the unusual design for the new McDonald’s in Lustenau. The adaptable SUPERSYSTEM outdoor LED luminaire from Zumtobel was chosen to stage the fascinating façade: a lighting tool that can be used to model light, making the architect’s vision an experience even at night, transporting the image of a brand.
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    McDonald’s Austria is resolutely pursuing a strategy of modernisation that should also be reflected in the architecture of the restaurants. The new McDonald’s in Lustenau, which was opened on 23 November 2016, implements this ambition in every respect. What’s more, the building is located at a visually prominent location, on the road leading into Lustenau at the crossroads of Dornbirner Straße and Sägerstraße. For traffic coming from Switzerland, this is a key location that marks the entrance to Austria and to the Milleniumpark Lustenau. With this in mind, the task was to give the building a special look that did justice to this strategic location. The renowned architects from Lustenau, Baumschlager Eberle, have succeeded in designing an impressive architectural eye-catcher that blends in with the space of the overall site.

    From afar, the upper part of the building already develops its dramatic effect with a wave-like crown. During the day, the striking silhouette plays with the sunlight. If the sky is overcast, in the evening and at night, the right setting is created by a bespoke lighting solution from Zumtobel. The decorative street and city light Urba from the affiliated Thorn brand within the Zumtobel Group was used for the car park and pathway lighting. The lighting is hereby geared to nature's example and emulates the sunlight’s effects. Depending on the time of day and the relevant lighting situation, the gold-coloured, wave-shaped façade changes its appearance to constantly surprise the viewer. This lighting’s task is to support the play of the waves with contrast and shade and therefore create a sculptural effect. SUPERSYSTEM outdoor takes care of the subtle highlighting of the façade, whereby only the golden crown glows and the lower part withdraws into darkness. A total of 108 LED light tubes distributed over four  » SUPERSYSTEM outdoor accent pillars have been positioned to diagonally illuminate the façade at an angle. Each of the 108 light tubes has been individually aligned to the special structure of the horizontal waves so that viewers can experience the effect of this unusual architecture in the best possible way.

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  • 11/2016
    Lighting Solution

    Did you know …

     … what BIM is?
    BIM stands for Building Information Model and is a file that serves as a digital representation of physical and functional characteristics of a facility.
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    … who needs BIMs?
    BIMs are created by people and businesses who plan, design, construct, operate and maintain infrastructures, as they enable a virtual information model to be handed to any and every team involved in the fulfilment of a project.

    … why should we use BIMs?
    BIMs generate synergies, they save costs, are global, improve visualization and productivity and simplify coordination. And they are trending –since the portfolio is growing fast and steadily, BIM’s are becoming overall more and more crucial for building documentation.

    Since 2011, Zumtobel has offered 3D BIM models in Revit format. Our Revit library has continually expanded since then, always incorporating our newest products. We recently added our latest launch window products MELLOW LIGHT evolution / infinity and VAERO. You can download Zumtobel’s BIM files when you go to an individual product page or search our library.

    » Go to the Revit-library

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  • 11/2016
    Company

    VR study to investigate the emotional effect of outdoor lighting scenes

    The Ludwigsplatz in Darmstadt is the test object of Zumtobel’s latest outdoor lighting study, whose results will be published in early 2017. Encouraged by good experiences in the past, the virtual reality technology has been preferred for this trial.
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    On account of the focus of his work, a suitable trial partner was found in the person of Professor Roland Greule from the University of Applied Sciences in Hamburg. He heads up the Faculty of Design, Media and Information and is an expert for lighting design and virtual systems.

    The initial impulse for the study of the Ludwigsplatz came from the long-standing cooperation with the Technical University in Darmstadt. The architecture students’ workshop task of creating a lighting design for this central square using very concrete and creative light planning approaches is reflected in the study. The best lighting scenes to enliven the somewhat dreary-looking Ludwigsplatz were handed over to Professor Greule. They are now an integral part of the visualisations in various grades of representation, ranging from classic light calculation programmes right through to VR technology. This should also allow for an evaluation of any additional value that may be achieved through the new, more complex technological possibilities. The emotional evaluation as well as people’s orientation based on different night lighting scenes were recorded with the help of the psychologist and lighting planner, Torsten Braun.

    There were aggravating influencing parameters to the investigation of the real, urban space, such as the weather or the frequentations levels of the space. The VR laboratory study offers a number of advantages here, but then again the external validity suffers. A subsequent study of the real space is planned to address this issue.

    If the VR study focusing on the evaluation of lighting scenes in the context of architecture produces some convincing results, new fields can be developed for the future uses of VR in the lighting industry, for example, digital light showrooms.

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  • 11/2016
    Products

    Discover the highlights of Autumn 2016

    Our Highlights page has all the latest, innovative Zumtobel products and product additions for Autumn 2016. You can also download the Highlights brochure as PDF.
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    Each highlight will be clearly presented alongside a product image and concisely introduced with the most important data. Related links provide details on the respective products.

    You will learn more about the VAERO LED and the latest generation of the proven MELLOW LIGHT and PANOS infinity luminaire ranges, among others.

    » Click here to get to the 2016 Autumn highlights on our website.

    » Download the 2016 Autumn highlights as a PDF brochure here.


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  • 11/2016
    Company

    Active Light: How light contributes to well-being in the office

    A subtle blend of natural and artificial light improves wellbeing and encourages creativity
    In many countries today people spend around 80 percent of the day indoors where their access to natural daylight is limited. The challenge today is to provide greater access to natural dynamic light that our bodies are used to.
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    If lighting in the office is seen as a holistic lighting ecosystem, it is able to provide well-being for the employees and promote creativity. Optimal lighting is just as essential for the health, motivation and performance as it is for the accomplishment of the respective work task.

    Our technical article explains how light affects people and what really matters, particularly in offices.

    » Click here to access the article

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  • 11/2016
    Products

    The MELLOW LIGHT sixth generation – MELLOW LIGHT evolution and infinity

    MELLOW LIGHT is an icon of office lighting. The sixth generation of the luminaire will be launched on the market this autumn.
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    While its harmonious appearance still remains unmistakable, Daniel Stromborg, of the architecture and design office Gensler, has succeeded in rejuvenating its design. While the “wings” of the luminaire are responsible for creating ambient light, the centre part creates the task light for the work space.

    The needs of the person were the focus for the product development and are continued in the application, MELLOW LIGHT provides the possibility to increase the average illuminance to 800 lux to provide an individual with more light. As every person has individual lighting needs to fulfil their tasks in the office, MELLOW LIGHT infinity enables the separate switching of ambient and task lighting so the user can adjust the optimal lighting level.

    In a series of articles at lightlive.com, you learn that MELLOW LIGHT as an intelligent lighting solution offers far more than another office luminaire. The history of MELLOW LIGHT is also explained and the design process is also explained in a detailed interview with the designer Daniel Stromborg.

    » Click here to access the series of articles

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  • 10/2016
    Lighting Solution

    Irinox relies on sustainable and efficient LED lighting solution

    A lot of importance has been placed on creating a pleasant working atmosphere using a sustainable and efficient solution for the new offices of Irinox, a manufacturer of blast chillers and storage systems.
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    The slim LINCOR LED pendant luminaire provides standard-compliant lighting in the offices while the LED pendant luminaire LIGHT FIELDS LED is used in the meeting rooms and the management offices.

    The multifunctional area that is used for customer training and demonstration purposes is located on the ground floor andthe Zumtobel LED lighting solution makes it possible to control both direct and indirect light separately adding flexibility to the respective use of the area.

    » Click here to see more images of this project on the Map of Light.

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  • 10/2016
    Lighting Solution

    Straightness and transparency in the new Sky offices

    The newly completed Sky Offices in London are a stunning suite of spaces featuring a contemporary elegant aesthetic and a palette of light natural materials and sliding glazed partitions. The suite, designed by Arup Associates, provides individual office spaces together with a content demonstration area, open plan team touch down space and meeting rooms.

    The Zumtobel SLOTLIGHT infinity recessed lighting contributes greatly to the design, as the glowing lines of light create a dynamic sense of perspective, spatial generosity and unified space, while drawing out the strong lines in the architecture.
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    Architect Nick Williams of Arup Associates elaborates: “The ceiling is a very dominant feature given the proportions of the space, therefore the design of the ceiling was very important. The Client expressed a preference from the outset for an innovative ceiling solution.”
     
    As lead lighting designer to the project, Arup’s lighting group worked closely with the architecture team to develop the concept.

    Lighting Designer Nick MacLiammoir: “As it was a key part of the vision to provide a high degree of transparency between the various spaces and rooms, continuity in lighting and luminaire appearance combined with a cohesive overall arrangement was important to create sense of a unity.”

    This led to the idea of using seamless runs of diffuse linear light. With the proposed run lengths of up to 29 metres through the space, any inconsistencies in the lit effect or joins in the diffuser would be obvious, so a perfectly even, single piece, continuous diffuser was critical to the success of the project.

    Arup had played a key role in the product development of the SLOTLIGHT infinity in collaboration with Zumtobel Lighting. It had been shown to lead architect Nick Williams, who could immediately see how it would be ideal for the Sky project. As the world’s first continuous light line, the product can be installed in up to 20 metre lengths as standard, without jointing, interruption, or any of the dark spots traditionally associated with light lines. Its length is specifiable to within 250mm, and can be extended - as in the case of the Sky project, which features two 29-metre lengths.

    Having decided on the concept, the team worked in close collaboration to design the setting out. This was an iterative process, taking into consideration the desired aesthetic affect and technical requirements as well as coordinating the integration with services - all of which was conducted on a short timeframe. The luminaires are precisely centered over key content displays to focus attention, and terminate tight to the walls to fully express the ceiling plane.

    As the office design features a series of glazed partitions, and contains flat screen monitors, reflection studies were also required to inform the positioning of the lines. The SLOTLIGHT infinity is available with a choice of four diffuser types – including one designed specifically for office use with a specially engineered distribution profile that achieves a glare rating of UGR < 19, in compliance with EN12464: 2011. The availability of this profile was crucial to achieving the effect without creating disturbing glare that would affect the occupants.

    Nick MacLiammoir: “We selected the SLOTLIGHT infinity as it was the only solution that could meet the aesthetic requirements for a supremely consistent effect across such distances, thanks to its revolutionary ‘diffuser on a roll’, while also meeting the requirements for glare limitation. The simplicity of the plaster in frame also helped to ensure the lines would be installed with the exacting level of finish and attention to detail required in this prestigious project."

    The SLOTLIGHT system installed incorporates eBox, a centralised emergency power supply that eliminates the need for Nickel Cadmium batteries. As well as being a solution that is less harmful to the environment, eBox allows easy reporting on the status of the emergency luminaires removing the requirement for facility management to spend time on testing. It also simplifies installation, as well as keeping the size of the profile to a minimum.

    The result is a truly striking project that has been well received by its occupants. The skillful application of SLOTLIGHT infinity linear lighting has allowed it to become an integral part of the architecture. The carefully placed lines visually connect the spaces and emphasise the flow between them to create the unique look and feel, while simultaneously fulfilling the client’s functional requirements.

    Zumtobel Project Director Matt House comments: “When I was first told about the requirements for the lighting, I immediately knew that the SLOTLIGHT infinity was the product to give Sky the look they wanted, as well as the required performance for office lighting. Seeing it installed clearly demonstrates how the SLOTLIGHT infinity has enabled Sky and the Arup team to deliver their vision for the lighting of the space.” 

    Project Team
    Client: Sky Plc
    Architect: Arup Associates, Nick Williams
    Building Engineering: Arup
    Lighting Design: Arup
    Main Contractor: Tetris Blue
    Electrical Contractor: Bridgegate Electrical

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  • 10/2016
    Company

    Zumtobel Group Award 2017 advertised – now submit projects!

    Roden Crater, © James Turrell / Photo Florian Holzherr

    For the fifth time the Zumtobel Group is inviting submissions for its international architecture award – the Zumtobel Group Award – Innovations for Sustainability and Humanity in the Built Environment – to take place in 2017.
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    Through its architecture award the Austrian lighting group aims to promote pioneering concepts and developments leading to greater humanity and sustainability in the built environment.

    Submissions are again invited in three categories. For the first time, the 2017 Award will also include a special award for Young Professionals. Projects can be submitted from 30 September 2016 to 15 January 2017.

    Learn more about the Zumtobel Group Award and submit your project on our special page.

    » To the special page

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  • 10/2016
    Event

    PLD Networking evening 30th October

    We are delighted to be hosting a PLD networking event on 30th October 2016 for Lighting Designers.

    The theme of the event will be “My biggest inspiration …”
    We are honoured that 5 very talented Designers will bejoining us to discuss this topic further during the evening.

    Michael Grubb, Michael Grubb Studio
    Eleni Savvidou, Delta Lighting Solutions
    Lee Sweetman dpa Consultants
    Waleed Fakousa, CD+M
    Paul Miles, Light Touch PLD

    Agenda
    06:00 PM Welcome Reception
    07:00 PM Open interview with the panel on
    “My biggest inspiration …”
    07:30 PM Food & Networking
    08:30 PM Special revelation

    Date Sunday 30th October 2016
    Start 06:00 PM onwards
    Location Chart Lounge - Dubai Marina Yacht Club,
    Street H, District 4, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
    Directions Google maps
    Please rsvp to: donna.dederding@zumtobelgroup.com
    by 23rd October 2016

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    About PLD

    PROFESSIONAL LIGHTING DESIGN is the leading magazine worldwide that is dedicated solely to presenting professional architectural lighting. Conceived as the official magazine of the PLD Community, PLD concentrates on the presentation of design philosophies, historical background information, theoretical topics, professional issues and the technical aspects of lighting design and application. PLD is oriented to meet the requirements of the lighting designer. The magazine is printed in four different  language versions: English, German, Chinese and Turkish.

    » Also register for the PLD-i in Dubai

    PLD-i stands for Professional Lighting Design interactive.

    As a first step towards continuing professional development in the lighting design world VIA have embarked on a series of interactive workshop seminars designed for professionals and taught by professionals – knowledge transfer in the truest sense.

    In Dubai, the teaching team will consist of Eleni Savvidou/UAE and Michael Grubb/UK.

    The topic of the seminar is “Creativity through energy constraints”. It is to be held on 31. October, 2016, from 10.00 to 17.00 on the occasion of Light Middle East in Dubai/UAE. The detailed programme and educators’ CVs can be found in the information box below.

    The seminar will be held in English. Register here for the seminar in Dubai.

    PLD-i is an official warm-up event for PLDC 2017 in Paris.

  • 10/2016
    Event

    Facade workshop

    Join us for a facade workshop during Dubai Design Week

    As part of Dubai Design Week from 24 - 29 October, we will be hosting a facade workshop on Wednesday the 26th of October. Participants will explore the different effects that can be achieved through façade lighting. The first half of the workshop, Nathan Savage - Design Director of Nathan Savage Lighting Design will run through the different lighting techniques while designing façade lighting. The second half will experiment with different façade luminaires to bring an outside façade to life. This workshop is suitable for attendees with good to excellent lighting knowledge and who would like to learn more about façade lighting.

    For further information or to RSVP please contact donna.dederding@zumtobelgroup.com

    Workshop details
    Wednesday 26 October | 6 – 7pm
    MMAC Offices, Building 8, Office 208
    Dubai Design District (d3)
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    About Dubai Design Week
    Dubai Design Week was established in 2015 by Art Dubai Group in partnership with Dubai Design District (d3), and is held under the dedicated patronage of Her Highness Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice Chairman of the Dubai Culture & Arts Authority. Dubai Design Week is also supported by Dubai Design & Fashion Council and Dubai Culture & Arts Authority.

    In Dubai’s collaborative spirit, and as a reflection of the city’s global outlook, its design week is both regional and international in scope, encompasses public and private spheres, culture, education and entertainment, and spans multiple disciplines, ranging from graphic and product design to architecture and industrial design. Panels, keynote speeches, panel discussions, public performances and educational workshops all contribute to the greater discussion of what design means for the region and the world.

    In 2015, 23,000 visitors from around the world flocked to the city to discover the work and ideas of over 150 designers drawn from around the region and internationally. The success of the inaugural edition cemented the future of Dubai Design Week as an annual event.

    Dubai Design Week is owned and managed by the Art Dubai Group, a joint venture company between the Dubai International Financial Centre and Middle East Fairs Ltd.

    The Art Dubai Group's other initiatives include:

    Art Dubai
    Art Salon
    Art Week
    Campus Art Dubai
    Design Days Dubai
    Downtown Design
    The Global Art Forum

    » Dubai Design Week

  • 10/2016
    Event

    Play with brilliance workshop

    Join us for a “play with brilliance workshop” during Dubai Design Week

    As part of Dubai Design Week from 24 - 29 October, we will be hosting a “play with brilliance workshop” on Monday the 24th of October. Attendees will experiment with the impact of light on different materials such as marble, wood and fabrics. The workshop will identify which light is most suitable for different materials concluding with an overview of guidelines and project references based on hospitality and retail projects. This workshop is suitable for attendees with basic to no lighting knowledge who would like to learn more about the impact of light.

    For further information or to RSVP please contact donna.dederding@zumtobelgroup.com
    Workshop details
    Monday 24 October | 6 – 7pm
    MMAC Offices, Building 8, Office 208
    Dubai Design District (d3)
    Location

    » Play with brilliance workshop

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    About Dubai Design Week

    Dubai Design Week was established in 2015 by Art Dubai Group in partnership with Dubai Design District (d3), and is held under the dedicated patronage of Her Highness Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice Chairman of the Dubai Culture & Arts Authority. Dubai Design Week is also supported by Dubai Design & Fashion Council and Dubai Culture & Arts Authority.

    In Dubai’s collaborative spirit, and as a reflection of the city’s global outlook, its design week is both regional and international in scope, encompasses public and private spheres, culture, education and entertainment, and spans multiple disciplines, ranging from graphic and product design to architecture and industrial design. Panels, keynote speeches, panel discussions, public performances and educational workshops all contribute to the greater discussion of what design means for the region and the world.

    In 2015, 23,000 visitors from around the world flocked to the city to discover the work and ideas of over 150 designers drawn from around the region and internationally. The success of the inaugural edition cemented the future of Dubai Design Week as an annual event.

    Dubai Design Week is owned and managed by the Art Dubai Group, a joint venture company between the Dubai International Financial Centre and Middle East Fairs Ltd.

    The Art Dubai Group's other initiatives include:

    Art Dubai
    Art Salon
    Art Week
    Campus Art Dubai
    Design Days Dubai
    Downtown Design
    The Global Art Forum

    » Dubai Design Week

  • 09/2016
    Company

    ebrochures app brings multimedia brochures to your iPad

    The ebrochures app for iPad provides you with access to Zumtobel brochures, which have been expanded with multimedia content.
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    In addition to the familiar print and PDF edition contents, the multimedia brochures also provide animations, image galleries, 360° and panoramic views plus sound and video elements. This makes the functions, quality and design of products and lighting solutions authentically perceptible.

    So far product brochures for LINETIK and LITECOM and the 2016 product program are available as ebrochures in both German and English. The range of ebrochures will be extended sequentially. The ebrochures app for iPad is available now free of charge in the App Store.

    » Download the ebrochures app

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  • 09/2016
    Products

    MICROTOOLS – Effective staging in the smallest of spaces

    MICROTOOLS focuses on the staged object, the modular LED lighting system takes a back seat and its downsized design produces almost invisible integration into shelving, display cases or alcoves.
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    The key lighting feature: Modules for precise accent lighting for compact items can be combined as desired. Warm to neutral white colour temperatures, fixed and gimbal-mounted modules are available. This makes distinctive and very flexible illumination possible. With an excellent colour rendering of Ra > 90, MICROTOOLS are recommended for gentle lighting of museum exhibits.

    » Find out more

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  • 09/2016
    Products

    SUPERSYSTEM II - Lighting tool predestined to stage art

    The flexible SUPERSYSTEM II modular system stands out thanks to its uniform style, consistent miniaturisation and high-quality photometric solution. In combination with excellent light quality, the lighting tool is perfectly equipped for special tasks, such as enhancing exhibits.
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    Conservational lighting and art work staging at museums and galleries concern lighting up works of art in a diverse and efficient way. The flexible modular system makes an ideal combination of wallwashers and spotlights for perfectly coordinating vertical and accent lighting possible.

    » Find out more

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  • 09/2016
    Lighting Solution

    Zumtobel lights up new exhibition at the vorarlberg museum

    Designers and architects at the Vorarlberg museum in Bregenz relied on Zumtobel’s expertise during the reconstruction in 2013. For the new permanent exhibition “close to heart. Touching stories from everyday life.”, SUPERSYSTEM II proved to be the perfect addition to the existing lighting solution.
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    The exhibition recounts different touching cultures and personal experiences connected with this through the help of images, photographs, installations, everyday objects, sound and video work, plus diaries, texts and love letters.

    To present the exhibition, lighting designers from atelier deLuxe selected SUPERSYSTEM II from Zumtobel to precisely and uniformly illuminate images and photographs.

    » Learn more about the new permanent exhibition’s lighting solution

    » You can obtain more information of the current lighting solutions on the Map of Light

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  • 09/2016
    Lighting Solution

    Restored Musée Rodin in Paris gets a sophisticated lighting solution

    The sculptor’s works at the completely restored museum are presented in such a way that it enables the greater public to gain a better understanding of the history, methods and techniques of Auguste Rodin.
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    The lighting concept developed by Stéphanie Daniel focuses on effectively emphasising the sculptures. At the start of the project, the lighting designer planned to set artificial light against natural light, but a few obstacles made this approach difficult. Initial tests revealed that every single luminaire would have to be programmed individually in order to emphasise bronze and plaster sculptures in the same room in a suitable way.

    Read about how the subtle relationship between daylight and artificial light at the Rodin museum is maintained over the entire day and at different times of the year in our project report.

    » Go to the project report

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  • 09/2016
    Company

    Diller Scofidio + Renfro designs the Zumtobel Group’s annual report

    The Zumtobel Group’s current annual report has been designed by New York design studio Diller Scofidio + Renfro under the leadership of founder and partner Elizabeth Diller as creative director.
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    Elizabeth Diller and her creative team selected the impressive light of the so-called “blue hour” – a short period at dusk at the apex between day and night – as the overriding theme of the annual report.

    The anniversary edition annual report joins the ranks of a remarkable collection of 25 artistically designed books. Since 1992 the Zumtobel Group has commissioned renowned designers from the world of architecture, graphic design and art to artistically grapple with the topic of light and the Zumtobel Group.

    » You can order the annual report and learn more about it here.

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  • 08/2016
    Products

    360° light: ECOOS LED continuous-row, pendant and surface-mounted luminaire

    Excellent utilisation factor and a high proportion of direct light make ECOOS LED one of the most efficient direct/indirect luminaires on the market. ECOOS scores points for its innovative combination of micro-pyramidal optic (MPO+) and diffuser-pearl covering, therefore enabling the interplay of direct and indirect light, something unique in LED technology.
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    Direct, indirect and lateral lighting ensures efficient light at the desk and at the same time enables vertical illuminance. This increases visual comfort and concentration, while light ceilings and walls create a pleasant atmosphere in the room. The luminaire can be freely positioned via workstations thanks to MPO+ optic.

    » Learn more about ECOOS LED

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  • 08/2016
    Products

    Top performance at school MIREL evolution

    The MIREL evolution LED recessed, surface-mounted and pendant luminaire is the most efficient luminaire in its class with a luminaire efficiency of up to 136 lumen per Watt. This results in short payback periods and an unrivalled price-performance ratio in classrooms and other teaching rooms.
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    Thanks to a special type of lens, directed batwing light distribution is achieved for the best possible workplace lighting and a brilliant appearance without any irritating glare (UGR<16 and 65°<1500 cd/m2).

    In addition to the extensive standard portfolio, which also includes an opal version, MIREL evolution is also available as a modular or custom-made renovation solution. Moreover, MIREL evolution is also available in the TECTON pendant and mini downlight variant.

    » Learn more about the number one MIREL evolution

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  • 08/2016
    Event

    International symposium Licht 2016 in Karlsruhe

    LICHT 2016 will take place from 25 to 28 September in Karlsruhe. The Lighting Societies from Germany, Austria, France, the Netherlands and Switzerland participate in the international symposium that takes place every two years.
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    Zumtobel will be represented at the event by numerous experts who will give presentations and offer workshops. You can register for the event on the event site and download the programme.

    » Go to the event site

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  • 08/2016
    Lighting Solution

    Biologically effective lighting solution in the library

    The architectural office RAW studio planned the new library for the Faculty of Law at Masaryk University in Brno, Czech Republic. Located in the building's cellar, daylight is in short supply. Excellent artificial light is therefore even more important so that students can achieve the best possible learning results.
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    The Luxplan lighting designers relied on a biologically effective lighting solution from Zumtobel. What makes it special is the colour temperature changes throughout the course of the day, just like how people are used to sunlight and how it corresponds to their biological rhythm. This encourages concentration when studying. The available daylight is always automatically supplemented with the required artificial light, when needed, in order to guarantee the desired level of lighting in the reading room.

    You can see more pictures on the Map of Light and learn about which products were used to execute this project.

    » To the Map of Light project

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  • 08/2016
    Lighting Solution

    Top grades for light at the Gramatneusiedl primary school

    In connection with an extension and renovation, Zumtobel lighting solution partner Hartl & Bayer OEG installed LIGHT FIELDS evolution ceiling-recessed luminaires in five newly created classrooms and a large multifunctional room in the Gramatneusiedl Primary School in Lower Austria.
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    The electrician relied on his extensive lighting expertise during planning and implementation, which he acquired in part, over the course of the lighting solution partnership with Zumtobel. He made optimal use of the lighting's energy saving potential with a DIMLITE daylight linking control, therefore supporting the passive house standards aspired to by the municipality.

    » To the Map of Light project

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  • 08/2016
    Lighting Solution

    A well-rounded concept: Bruckner University in Linz

    The Bruckner University in Linz was completed in autumn 2015. The façade and layout of the new lecture halls for students of music, dance and drama are reminiscent of musical instruments.
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    The centre is approximately 4200 m² and the four-storey building is an open foyer, flooded with light. From there students reach four event halls. The library and around 100 classrooms are located on the upper floors.

    The corridors and rooms are curved and crooked throughout the entire building. From the outset, the architects at "Architekturbüro 1" wanted matching large round luminaires. The opal wide-area luminaire ONDARIA has been installed, supplemented by PANOS infinity, PERLUCE and TECTON, depending on the requirements of the areas concerned.

    » See more pictures from this project on the Map of Light

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  • 08/2016
    Lighting Solution

    New lighting solution for the Fondazione Golinelli pays for itself in 3 years

    The aim of the Golinelli Foundation is to convey the scientific aspects of art and artistic intuition of science. Two adjacent halls with a total area of 3000 m² in an industrial area of Bologna were renovated.
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    Similar to a citadel, the "Opificio Golinelli" combines all urban elements under one roof, such as administration, school and the workplace in the form of independent enclosures.

    A TECTON continuous-row lighting system provides the open hall areas with lighting and emergency lighting controlled by daylight linking. The lighting solution in the individual enclosures was adapted to the respective requirements.

    The overall cost performance of the lighting solution over its lifetime shows that the extra investment for LED lighting and daylight linking pays for itself after around 3 years thanks to the saved energy and maintenance costs.

    » Click here to view the project pictures and information on the Map of Light

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  • 08/2016
    Event

    Articulate Performance Exhibition Dubai

    The AAVS Dubai (Architectural Association Visiting School Dubai), is the AA node in Dubai, directed by Riyad Joucka. The Workshop responds to the theme of 'Connecting Minds, Creating the future' as proposed by Expo 2020. In its third edition, AAVSDXB 3.0 -Expocity 2020 was tutored by Hashem Joucka, Sean Ahlquist and Alessandro Zomparelli. The team  worked on an exhibition and installation with this year's participants,  based on the brief of ‘Articulate Performance’. The group collaborated on the design and fabrication of an installation that emerges as the result of integrating technology at various scales of analogue and digital processes, to generate form-active architectural articulations that synergistically perform as hybrids. Articulation, the celebration of the detail, has been approached as an architectural experiment by 4 groups, each solving part of the design: Material, Systems, Interaction and Computation.
    The palette of materials used includes Fiberglass composites, Tensile Membranes, 3D printing, Projection Mapping and Computational Simulation of the material behaviour.
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    You can see the result at the Zumtobel Light Centre in Al Quoz 1.
    Visitors can experiment with different lighting scenarios on the fabric of the installation. Different luminaires will be placed alongside the exhibit to encourage the visitors to change position, aiming and colours and see the immediate effect. Furthermore they can take pictures and upload them to social media using the hashtags #Form_Active_Hybrid #AAVSDXB

    Riyad Joucka: "We are hopeful that our initiative AA Visiting School Dubai will fulfill the vision of Expo 2020 of placing Dubai on the map of world leading hubs of technical innovation. This year's exhibition is the cumulative sum of experiences,  connecting world experts with curious participants from all over, here in Dubai. The installation is a work in progress, showcasing the potential of new materials, technologies and computational processes to provide new lightweight, efficient spatial solutions that can interact with their inhabitants through light, projections and code."

    More about the AAVS on Instagram @aavsdubai

  • 07/2016
    Company

    Visualise outdoor lighting on the basis of a photograph

    A new module in the VIVALDI interactive planning software makes it possible to quickly and easily design outdoor lighting concepts. A photograph of a façade or an aerial image serves as the basis for this.
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    After you have imported the image to VIVALDI, you can move the luminaires directly from the online product catalogue on to the façade or aerial image and position them. The light distribution of the luminaires will then be displayed directly on the photo. You can dim the luminaires or change the light colour using a slide bar. You can also design dynamic processes. By doing so, VIVALDI keeps an eye on the solution's energy consumption.

    VIVALDI can be downloaded free at » www.zumtobel.com/VIVALDI. A short video tutorial that can be accessed via the help feature explains how to use it.

    » Go to the VIVALDI download

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  • 07/2016
    Products

    INTRO – the all-rounder for the shop

    The modular LED lighting system provides the right light for every sales area and comprises four formally standardised luminaire types: INTRO M and INTRO S for accent lighting, INTRO PANOS infinity for light that efficiently floods the room with brightness and INTRO liteCarve® for light that lights up vertical surfaces both evenly and with a rectangular beam of light.
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    The luminaire group is completed by the INTRO RESCLITE emergency luminaires. In spite of the formal consistency and technical diversity, every INTRO lighting solution allows maximum freedom of design. From mounting frames and lighting modules through to the front ring, components can be put together individually. Variety and flexibility meet at the highest level.

    » Read more about the all-rounder for the shop

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  • 07/2016
    Lighting Solution

    Garage Zénith focuses on premium brands

    Garage Zénith in Sion, Switzerland, has been an expert on the premium brands Ferrari, Maserati and other exclusive car manufacturers for 30 years. Fortbis Group, an architectural office based in Rome, was commissioned to extend and renovate the exclusive car dealership.
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    Together with the Geneva-based electrical planners Bäbler & Pirker, Zumtobel has developed an individual lighting concept for the different requirements in the new and existing buildings that vividly and genuinely presents the perfectly modelled sports cars through the interplay of diffuse and directed light.

    This also included staging a new showroom in the existing building in which not only the displayed cars are presented in the best possible light, but also in which the handover of the new car is turned into a unique experience. The ten 5 x 2 metre illuminated ceilings are a special feature.

    » Learn more about this lighting solution

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  • 07/2016
    Lighting Solution

    Issey Miyake in Antwerp

    Gustav Bruynseraede has Japanese fashion label Issey Miyake's remarkable collection on offer, exclusively for the whole of Belgium, in the middle of Antwerp's old town. The 300 m² shop is located in a building from the 16th century. That made designing the boutique challenging because both the strict requirements of the fashion brand and the listed building's construction limitations had to be taken into account.
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    Dynamic light with different brightness values in the shop window suggests that the archetypal Issey Miyake mannequins are actually moving. This vivid staging attracts passers-by and draws them into the shop, where the same concept sets the scene with the mannequins on a "catwalk".

    Learn more about this sophisticated lighting solution in the project report.

    » Go to the project report

    Read the interview with Dutchman Luuk van Laake, who advised Gustav Bruynseraede on lighting for the Issey Miyake shop, on stylepark.com.

    » Go to the interview

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  • 07/2016
    Lighting Solution

    Zumtobel project in Egypt celebrates the LEED Platinum certificate

    Located in New Cairo, the 27,000 sqm Head Office of the Credit Agricole Bank in Egypt, depends on rationalizing power resources, in addition to providing maximum comfort to its staff. It includes a modern setup branch, different facilities to optimize the co-working environment including well-equipped training and meeting rooms and an auditorium that can take up to 300 persons in addition to a cafeteria, a restaurant, a gym and a green area.

    The iconic design of the building reduces the negative impacts on human health and the environment. Through better site selection, construction, operation and maintenance the  building embraces the highest standards of eco-system and efficient energy savings. Credit Agricole Egypt is the first LEED Platinum awarded project in Egypt and North Africa.
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    “This award demonstrates Credit Agricole values as a responsible and a committed Group towards sustained development, fostering investments that generates growth” says Mr. Philippe Brassac, CEO of Credit Agricole S.A.

    The lighting solution provided by Zumtobel made a significant contribution towards  obtaining the certification. The efficient products MELLOW LIGHT V and PANOS ensure a great overall energy saving in the building and provide an excellent glare free illumination of the work space and corridors.

    The platinum LEED Certificate is the highest level award to buildings that hold a pioneer stance in terms of energy saving and designs that is environment friendly all over the world.
  • 07/2016
    Company

    The right light at the supermarket

    In the interview with Jasmin Jouhar from stylepark.com, Ralf Knorrenschild, Senior Vice President of the Zumtobel Group explains what's important for supermarket lighting, which differences exist between discount shops and supermarkets with high-quality product lines and at which phase of the planning process light planning should be included.
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    Furthermore, he touches on potential sources of error in illuminating food products and explains what kind of energy saving potential there still is in supermarket lighting.

    » Go to the interview

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  • 07/2016
    Event

    Article series about the Architecture Biennale on lightlive.com

    An article series on lightlive.com is dedicated to this year's Architecture Biennale which is taking place until 27 November in Venice. Picture: © Paul Kranzler
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    Articles on the most important topics and events at the Biennale will be published at regular intervals in German, English and Italian. In the first article, read about the Austrian pavilion and the initiative "places for people", which subjects the architecture and its features to a reality check, addressing the refugee crisis.

    » Go to the series of articles

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  • 06/2016
    Lighting Solution

    Lots of daylight and a modern lighting solution in "The Green Line Kacerov"

    The Green Line Kacerov", a seven-storey office building in Prague, was planned from scratch so that it would fulfil the highest environmental standards. It has already been awarded a LEED gold certification for this reason.
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    The building provides high-quality office space over seven floors which have lots of daylight. From the reception and conference rooms through to the catering area, a wide range of products from the Zumtobel range are in use, such as recessed and pendant luminaires, downlights, emergency and emergency escape lighting and spotlights.

    » You'll find more photos from the project on the Map of Light

    You'll also find out more about what contribution a modern lighting solution can make to an environmental certification on our special green building site.

    » To the special green building site.

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  • 06/2016
    Lighting Solution

    MIREL evolution customised solution for the DVB Bank

    The DVB Bank's office and conference floor in Frankfurt shines with a new splendour after an impressive renovation. The lighting solution gives the well-designed office environment a friendly and open appearance.
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    In addition to the low installation depth, a further challenge was posed by the special axial dimension of 1.43 metres, so the design requirements for the lighting concept combined with the structural specifications could not be answered with a standard solution.

    The Zumtobel project team developed a customised luminaire in a short space of time in close collaboration with the Theiss architects which was derived from the recessed version of MIREL evolution. Architects and users alike were convinced by its low installation height, excellent system efficiency and high light quality.

    » Find out more about this lighting solution

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  • 06/2016
    Products

    MIREL evolution – the most energy efficient luminaire in its class

    The MIREL LED recessed, surface-mounted and pendant luminaire is the most efficient luminaire in its class with a luminaire efficiency of up to 136 lumen per watt.
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    Thanks to the special lens shape, directed bat wing light distribution is achieved for the best possible desk lighting and a brilliant appearance without any annoying glare (UGR<16 and 65°<1500 cd/m2). The luminaires offer an unparalleled price-performance ratio, even in offices and teaching spaces, which leads to extremely short amortisation periods.

    In addition to the extensive standard range, which includes an opal version, you can also get MIREL evolution modular as a custom-made renovation solution: The modular platform for MIREL lens luminaires contains both quadratic models and linear luminaires for flush installation.

    » Learn more about the most advanced development in louvre luminaires here

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  • 06/2016
    Products

    The first continuous light line in the world is now even slimmer

    SLOTLIGHT infinity is the first continuous light line in the world. The slim variety SLOTLIGHT infinity slim is one third slimmer again than the standard family.
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    The 45mm slim recessed, surface-mounted and pendant luminaire has the potential for almost unlimited creativity. Therefore, the design element and functional light tool SLOTLIGHT infinity slim is not only suitable for installation and mounting in plasterboard ceilings, it can also be elegantly integrated into wooden slat ceilings.

    » Learn more about the SLOTLIGHT infinity slim

    » Read more about all other 2016 spring highlights here

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  • 05/2016
    Company

    Best Light for Offices – Designing for well-being in office spaces

    Over centuries, people have evolved with the dynamics of natural light. Sunlight is responsible for our internal and external sense of time. It sets our bio-rhythm and in turn, governs the vital processes within our body. The single most outstanding characteristic of natural light is that it is dynamic. It changes colour temperature and intensity over the day. Now we bring the dynamics of sunlight indoors – into the office space.
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    Right Light in Time
    Modern working life means that people can spend up to 80% of their day indoors, in artificial lighting. Several studies have shown that people working indoors, in office spaces, prefer dynamic lighting conditions,1 like to have individual control over their lighting situation and want more light compared to the norms.2 Furthermore, studies have shown that perceived good lighting in offices can reduce employee sick days by 2 days per person, per year3 and improve employee productivity by up to 4%!4 Coupled with the fact that employees make up about 80-90% of the costs in a typical business, it goes without saying that the well-being and comfort of employees and a working environment that supports them is no longer a luxury – it is a necessity! 

    Right Light In Time

    Lighting has been identified as a key factor that can enhance the well-being of persons in office environments. Designing lighting solutions for people is at the heart of Human Centric Lighting - providing the right light, in the right amount, at the right time. TunableWhite-technology makes it possible to mimic the dynamics of sunlight, indoors. This means providing cooler white colours in the morning and afternoon, changing to warmer white in the evening and night in order to support the bio-rhythm of people. Additionally, timelines included in lighting controls makes this change automatic and inherent to the lighting solution. It was customary to use cool white light to keep persons alert in a working environment, for e.g. during late night shift work. However, improved ‘shift working’ timelines can be employed, that complement the bio-rhythm instead of modifying it. This ensures that people can have a restful sleep after their shift is finished.5  

    Right Light for Task
    Imagine a meeting room where the lights automatically dim when a presenter starts giving a talk, where a wall washer illuminates a brainstorming wall when you need it or lights that seamlessly create perfect ambience for a meeting around a desk. Autonomous lighting solutions intuitively and automatically react to provide the optimal light. Intelligent sensors and lighting controls make it possible to adjust the light automatically depending on the task at hand. Not only does this ensure a comfortable working environment but it also ensures that the light levels are optimal and energy savings are considered by providing the right amount of light at the place where it is most needed.

    Right Light for Task

    Right Light for You
    We are all individuals with our own preferences. Lighting preferences vary depending on age, gender, chronotype, working times and various other factors. In general, studies have shown that people prefer to control their own lighting situation and prefer more light compared to the norms. As such, simple and easy to use lighting controls are essential to make the experience a pleasant one. Lighting controls make it possible to personalize the light in individual task areas, be it a private office or individual desk in a team space. An easy to use interface equipped with ‘scenes’ can be used to quickly select a lighting situation depending on the task. Scenes can also be customized or created based on the needs of the user.
    The best light for offices goes beyond just the luminaire, encompassing an eco-system of luminaires, intelligent sensors, coupled with lighting controls and even going beyond lighting – into the Internet-of-Things realm –  to ensure the most congenial and comfortable environment that enhances the well-being of people.

    Right Light for You

    1.) The effects of Chrono biologically driven dynamic lighting on office workers' wellbeing, sleep quality and physiology’
    2.) Lighting quality perceived in offices, Fraunhofer IAO, Zumtobel Lighting GmbH (2014)

    3.) Elzeyadi.I, ’Daylighting Bias and Biophilia: Quantifying the impact of daylighting on occupants health’ (2011)
    4.) Quantified Benefits of Human Centric Lighting, Study by ATKearney, (2015)
    5.) Light for the night shift: Study from the Research Centre for User-Centred Technologies

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  • 05/2016
    Products

    Mounting frame for the CRAFT LED high-bay luminaire

    The mounting frame for the CRAFT LED high-bay luminaire offers a greater range of uses for industrial lighting, for example in petrol station canopies or in sports halls.
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    Innovative lighting solutions can be configured to suit each of the sizes, CRAFT S, CRAFT M and CRAFT L, which impress with their appealing design and high functionality. Above all, the rectangular light distribution and excellent thermal management ensure optimum efficiency.

    » Learn more about CRAFT.

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  • 05/2016
    Lighting Solution

    Sapa Nenzing focuses on industrial lighting as a service

    For strategic reasons the globally active aluminium manufacturer Sapa has chosen light as a service for it’s Nenzing facility in Austria.
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    With the NOW! service agreement, the Zumtobel Group will ensure Sapa energy savings of 50 per cent in the coming years – with  a 30 per cent higher illuminance which amounts to 300-500 Lux depending on the area. The monthly instalments combined with energy monitoring create transparency and Sapa benefits from immediate savings due to its reduced energy costs. The production hall uses the CRAFT LED high-bay luminaire. 

    » See more pictures of the project here.

    » Learn more about NOW! here. Light that pays for itself.

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  • 05/2016
    Products

    Multi-sensor ATIVO for detecting light and movement in rooms with high ceilings

    The ATIVO multisensor is specially designed for detecting light and the presence, or motion of, people or vehicles in rooms with high ceilings of up to 20 metres. The ATIVO sensor can be used in a wide variety of applications, from industrial, production and assembly halls, to high-bay warehouses and logistics centres.
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    The contrast sensor can detect presence in five motion zones and optimise the light in the desired way. In five constant lighting zones that are independent of the motion zones, you can control the lighting to an individually defined illuminance. Zones can be defined flexibly and modified at any time.

    » Download the new ATIVO brochure here.

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  • 05/2016
    Company

    Activity-based lighting in industry

    Activity-based lighting puts the employee in the spotlight and adapts the light to the activity being carried out.
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    The right mix of static, automated and, above all, dynamic lighting moods increases wellbeing and provides the best possible light for the activity in question.

    Watch our video on how the intelligent sensor, ATIVO, in a production hall, detects the use of the room and automatically selects the right lighting mood.

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  • 05/2016
    Company

    A workplace concept for Industry 4.0

    The keyword Industry 4.0 and the networking of people, machines and systems in the industrial production process is often talked about. Together with Zumtobel, the Fraunhofer IAO has developed a customised workplace concept that recognises which employee is at which workplace and which activity they are carrying out.
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    It then provides the correct lighting at the right time and in the right place. The concept also takes into account the personal preferences of the worker. Watch our video and learn more about the workplace concept and activity-based lighting.

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  • 04/2016
    Products

    Zumtobel product program 2016 available

    The product program shows you Zumtobel's portfolio of luminaires with numerous application images. It is designed to inspire you and to help you select products.
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    In contrast to the product catalogue, we are not using article numbers. However, you can use links to access the latest product details in the online catalogue.

    On our website you can download the product portfolio as a PDF.

    » To the download

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  • 04/2016
    Products

    These are the Zumtobel 2016 spring highlights

    Learn everything about product innovations and additions for spring 2016. You'll find information on all products on our website and can also download this as compactly summarised PDF brochure.
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    The 2016 spring highlights comprise innovative new developments and product additions.

    Learn more about the multifunctional LED lighting tool SUPERSYSTEM II, which you can use in shops, museums and hotels as well as in conference rooms or in private areas. Profit from the creative freedom that the slim LED light line SLOTLIGHT infinity slim makes possible. The "activity-based lighting" expansion to the LITECOM infinity light management system automatically provides the perfect lighting scene.

    You'll find this and all other Zumtobel highlights collected on our website and in the PDF brochure. Each highlight is presented with a product image and a compactly summarised text. Related links provide details on the respective products.

    » Click here for the 2016 spring highlights on our website.

    » Download the 2016 spring highlights as a PDF brochure here.

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  • 04/2016
    Products

    SUPERSYSTEM II wins Red Dot Best of the Best

    The multifunctional LED lighting tool SUPERSYSTEM II was awarded with the highest prize, "Red Dot: Best of the Best" at the Red Dot product award 2016.
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    SUPERSYSTEM II is characterised both by delicate design, elegant materials and stringent miniaturisation as well as by flexibility and efficient LED technology. Together with the extensive construction kit of easy to fit lighting inserts, the rail profile, which is only 26 mm wide, covers all challenging lighting tasks – and does so with excellent light quality.

    » Read more about SUPERSYSTEM II

    In addition, the path, square, road and façade luminaire SUPERSYSTEM outdoor and the wall, ceiling and pendant luminaire CAELA also received a Red Dot product award.

    » Find out more about SUPERSYSTEM outdoor

    » Read more about CAELA

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  • 03/2016
    Event

    That was Light + Building 2016

    On around 340 square metres, Zumtobel introduced itself to the thousands of visitors in the Festhalle at Messe Frankfurt at the Zumtobel Group Stand, which on a total of 1,280 square metres also housed the brands Thorn, Tridonic, acdc and Reiss. It was the first time that all the brands of the Zumtobel Group had a shared appearance.
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    At Zumtobel, the visitors were able to learn how the right light accompanies each person individually over the day and also at night and how the internal clock provides the signal. Apart from the other highlights presented below, at the exhibition for the first time we presented the innovative product NIGHTSIGHT for architectonic external lighting, which has been developed in cooperation with the experts and designers from Ben van Berkel / UNStudio.

     Our video of the exhibition will show you more about our appearance at Light + Building.

    » To the video

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  • 03/2016
    Company

    iF gold award for Zumtobel Group Annual Financial Report

    The 2014/15 Annual Financial Report of the Zumtobel Group was rewarded with the iF gold award 2016 in the Communications category.
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    The Annual Financial Report, designed by light artist James Turrell, entitled "Extraordinary Ideas – Realized" joins the series of artistically designed books from the Zumtobel Group, which has now been growing for 24 years.

    The work shows significant installations by the artist from all the his creative periods, accompanied by essays and conversations by and with important companions of Turrell.

    » To the financial report

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  • 03/2016
    Lighting Solution

    Zumtobel supports three projects at Luminale 2016

    In parallel with Light + Building, from 13 to 18 March Luminale will turn Frankfurt into a world city of light with around 200 lighting installations.
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    This year, Zumtobel is involved in three projects at Luminale: At the Tristan Lorenz gallery, the lighting artist Miriam Prantl will show her 'Clasp' light sculpture, which came about with the technical support and expertise of Zumtobel. Zumtobel has also supported CUBITY, the world's first student accommodation at 'AktivPlus' level, as well as the 'Zeit_zeugen' installation.

    » See an interview with Miriam Prantl on lightlive.com

    See the Luminale programme for further information about all these projects.

    » Go to programme

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  • 03/2016
    Company

    Zumtobel Group with a new range for the private home

    The Zumtobel Group is expanding its area of business to encompass the private home, and at Light + Building it will for the first time present its range to private end users looking to benefit from optimal lighting conditions in their home environment.
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    The Atelier of Light, as a Zumtobel Group service, provides light for interior and exterior spaces in collaboration with an established network of partners. Customers can enjoy the comprehensive product portfolio of lights and controls from brands such as Thorn, Tridonic, Zumtobel, acdc and Reiss. The products are sold via certified partner companies.

    Schedule:
    April 2016: Start of pilot phase
    September 2016: Start of Atelier of Light market launch

    Visit the Atelier of Light at Light + Building on our stand B30/31 in hall 2.0.

    Your contact: Achim Straub, Atelier of Light, achim.straub@zumtobelgroup.com

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  • 02/2016
    Products

    Two Zumtobel products recognised with iF design award 2016

    The iF design award night took place at BMW Welt in Munich on 26 February. The jury presented the Zumtobel products SUPERSYSTEM II and SUPERSYSTEM outdoor with the iF design award 2016. This prestigious award again recognises Zumtobel's multi-award-winning design expertise.
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    SUPERSYSTEM II multi-functional LED lighting system
    SUPERSYSTEM has been extended with a second generation of the product family. The latest LED technology allows a high scale of miniaturisation and advanced lighting technology. A modular system has been developed on a low voltage track basis that is perfect for sophisticated lighting in galleries, museums, shops and prestigious areas.

    The luminaires allow for full flexibility in planning. The range comprises: three spotlight sizes, framing spotlights for accent lighting, linear luminaires for horizontal illumination as well as wall-washers for homogenous vertical lighting.

    » Read more about SUPERSYSTEM II

    Pavement, square, street and façade luminaire SUPERSYSTEM outdoor
    With the LED outdoor luminaire SUPERSYSTEM, Zumtobel conveys a whole new approach to the task-specific illumination of pavements, squares, streets and façades. Inspired by the SUPERSYSTEM luminaires for interior areas, lighting elements with different spotlight characteristics now also allow outside areas to be illuminated in a targeted way to create distinctive spaces.

    » Read more about SUPERSYSTEM outdoor

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  • 02/2016
    Event

    This is what you can expect at Light + Building

    At Light + Building 2016, taking place between 13 and 18 March in Frankfurt, we'll show you our product highlights and future-orientated lighting concepts, which provide the right lighting solution for every person day and night.
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    The right light in the morning enables getting up, increases comfort at the workplace, turns shopping into an experience, stages works of art, provides orientation and safety in the dark and encourages peace and quiet in the evening. This lighting flexibility is only possible by combining lighting and intelligent control, as well as the appropriate service range. In addition to extending the portfolio for private living areas, Zumtobel is also setting new milestones with innovative products in architectonic and urban exterior lighting.

    Over a space of around 340 m², Zumtobel will present its entire range of intelligent lighting solutions in hall 2.0, booth B30/31. Through the course of the day, the areas of application living, office and communication, industry and engineering, presentation and retail, art and culture and exterior lighting will be arranged in a clockwise direction.

    •    Living: With Zumtobel, light becomes the metronome for your body clock. Thanks to extending the portfolio to living area, Zumtobel lighting solutions accompany people through the entire day. The perfected product portfolio provides the opportunity to fully integrate lighting into architecture, thus creating unique lighting scenes and scenarios even in private living spaces.

    •    Office and communication: The individual needs of people are at the centre of office lighting, as is reducing operating costs. Depending on the daylight, innovative, sensor-controlled luminaires provide the optimal extension of artificial light for individual work tasks and encourages the worker to feel comfortable. Thanks to tunableWhite technology, the colour temperature can be regulated so that light is activated in the morning and is more sedate in the evening. Motion detectors provide additional efficiency by automatically dimming the lights when no one is around.

    •    Industry and engineering: In an industrial setting, lights are specifically used to reduced operating costs and support people carrying out complex tasks. Zumtobel tackles the challenge of combining efficiency and optimal light intensity with the ATIVO sensor. Whether storage, production or open area, ATIVO recognises the area's workload and, in combination with the light management system, can thus provide the optimal illuminance for every area.

    •    Presentation and retail: With a target group-specific light concept, revenue at the PoS can increase by up to 10%. This was revealed by the field test for the laboratory study for Limbic® Lighting. Zumtobel clearly presents the latest insights and background.

    •    Art and Culture: Using daylight efficiently, creating ambience, emphasising features – light in the area of art and culture diversely lights up works of art and is gentle and efficient at the same time. In doing so, the right combination of general lighting, accent lighting and additional wallwashers are crucial. Based on selected lighting tools, such as SUPERSYSTEM, Zumtobel displays the important aspects for conservational lighting and art productions.

    •    Outdoor lighting: This new segment of the Zumtobel product portfolio creates new possibilities for task-specific illumination of paths, squares, streets and façades. The portfolio makes planning a consistent light solution possible for light planners and architects. Therefore, SUPERSYSTEM outdoor enables targeted lighting and settings in outdoor areas. Furthermore, with the innovative lighting tool NIGHTSIGHT, technically sophisticated and formal consistent lighting solutions can be implemented for the first time.

    •    Services: The Zumtobel Group extends their portfolio with the appropriate range of service. At Light + Building, the group will give an overview of its services, such as the NOW! service range which provides customers with a ready to use light solution that includes a complete, worry-free package. Furthermore, possibilities for networked lighting in the age of "Internet of Things" will be demonstrated.

    Zumtobel. The Light.

  • 02/2016
    Products

    myPRODUCT variation configurator completely revised

    With myPRODUCT, you have the option to configure luminaires totally according to your requirements. Using the fully-revised myPRODUCT interface, you will profit from increased user-friendliness and new functions. With myPRODUCT, you can thus configure different variations of luminaires even more easily and, as of now, plan entire projects in addition to individual products.
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    The popular myPRODUCT function, with which you can configure luminaires according to your individual wishes yourself on the Zumtobel website, has been completely revised. We have listed the most important reforms for you here:

    1.)    Configure the entire lighting system
    Previously, it was only possible to configure luminaires yourself, now you can arrange the entire lighting system, such as luminaires, including accessories and rails, to fit your requirements.

    2.)    Create stock lists assigned to rooms
    With myPRODUCT, you can now create different stock lists which you can assign to different rooms. You can display the respective room stock lists in an overview.

    3.)    Quick access list saves your data
    All configurations are saved in a quick access list which gives an overview of all rooms and stock lists. You can download the quick access list as a PDF or CSV file or send it via email.

    4.)    Download all article information
    Within myPRODUCT, you have the option to access all article information, such as specification sheets, photometry data, 2D and 3D CAD drawings and assembly instructions and download these together as a ZIP file.

    To use myPRODUCT, simply select the desired product family on our website. Then change to the myPRODUCT tab, for example, mySLOT infinity for the » SLOTLIGHT infinity product family. The configurator will open in a new window. You therefore have the option to choose from a variety of additional functions to fulfil your individual project requirements.

    You can then send your selection directly to our sales representative who will then provide you with a quote and answer any further questions.

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  • 02/2016
    Company

    Follow Zumtobel on your preferred social media channels

    Zumtobel is active on various social media channels to bring you continuous news about innovations in architecture, design and the art of lighting and present new Zumtobel products and  lighting solutions.
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    Follow Zumtobel on your preferred social media channels and keep constantly up-to-date. Here, we tell you what channels we are active on and where you can expect to find what content.

    •     Blog lightlive.com
    lightlive.com is a Zumtobel international blog platform. It collates the most relevant content from various channels and brings you detailed articles on key topics from the world of light.

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    •    Twitter
    Follow us on Twitter and receive the latest information about architecture, design and the art of lighting. Find out more about our products and lighting solutions and always get the most up-to-date information about our events.

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    •    LinkedIn
    More than 10,000 people are already following Zumtobel's regular news alerts on LinkedIn, in which we keep you updated about products and events. 

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    •    Google+
    On Google+, you will find a summary of the latest Zumtobel posts, photos and videos from the entire net. It is worth taking a look at our numerous photo albums on reference projects and products.

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    •    YouTube
    On YouTube, you can view videos about products, references, projects and events as well as interviews with our project partners.

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    •    Instagram
    Zumtobel's photos on Instagram focus on architecture, design and the art of lighting. We also attend trade fairs and events where we show you our products.

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    •    Pinterest
    Our pin board features project and product pictures and works by architects and artists whom Zumtobel collaborates with.

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    •    Vimeo
    Vimeo shows a selected portfolio of Zumtobel videos which we have produced together with architects, designers and lighting artists.

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  • 02/2016
    Event

    Zumtobel Dubai hosts Antidote, art & design platform

    Artroom, edition II - Collective loft

    Artroom is a unique concept in Dubai, inviting the audience to discover an ephemeral art and design collection in an informal and relaxed private environment. The second edition will take place from 10th – 31st March 2016  in the Zumtobel warehouse located in the heart of Al Quoz, opposite to Al Serkal Avenue.

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    Collective loft is a life-size installation of the interior of a young collector's home, who picked up pieces with a special connection to the places he visited around the world, creating a well rounded international collection with special emphasis on the Middle East.

    Artroom, edition II features artworks and handmade design pieces by 22 artists and designers from 11 countries: Pakistan, Iran, Egypt, France, Cuba, USA, Argentina among others. The main focus of this edition are emerging artists from the region. Ibrahim Quraishi, recipient of numerous awards (e.g. The Mondriaan Fonds Grant Award 2014), and French designer Smarin have been commissioned site-specific installations for this collection.
    Martin Reyna's large scale works on paper will bring an interesting perspective on abstraction to the collection. Reyna is a well-established Argentinean artist present in several private, corporate and museum collections (e.g.: MAC, Lima, Peru and MACRO, Rosario, Argentina). Antidote will also present a new collaboration with two Pakistani artists, Idrees Hanif and Aamir Habib, introducing their 3D pieces in cement and neon.

    "We are very excited to host Antidote's temporary collection at the Zumtobel premises. Antidote has proven to be very creative and it will be interesting to see how they will transform the warehouse into an arty living space. The interaction between the elegant art pieces and the industrial look of the space will create a unique experience."

    Complete list of artists and designers participating in Artroom: Salar Ahmadian, Severine Blanchet, Daniel Farioli, Cedric Galopin, Curtis Gannon, Aamir Habib, Idrees Hanif, Antoine Grospiron-Jaccoux, Farah Mahbub, Sarah Mumtaz, Stephanie Marin, Andre Meyerhans, Tahir Mahmood, Didier Naert, Chantal Parise, Position Collective, Jorge Luis Pouyu, Ibrahim Quraishi, Mohamed Rabie, Martin Reyna, Joëlle Verstraeten, Saira Wasim.

    10th - 31st March, 2016 / Artroom, edition II – Collective loft
    Zumtobel Lighting GmbH Warehouse, 6A street, Al Quoz 1, Dubai, UAE
    Open every day (except on Friday) - 10 am to 7 pm - free entrance.
    Highlights: 14th to 18th March 2016.
    Private visits for small groups can be organised, please send an email to fix a date & time: contact@antidotedxb.com

    » Read more on lightlive.com

    Zumtobel. The Light.

  • 02/2016
    Lighting Solution

    Fire brigade museum with unique light and sound installation

    In the regional fire brigade museum in Frastanz, Vorarlberg , 16 historical fire engines and fire extinguishers are on show in a light and sound installation that is unique in Europe.
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    A simple press of a finger is all it takes to trigger the highly dangerous lightning strike and thus the night-time journey to an imaginary operation site. The LED spotlight VIVO illuminates the fire engines as they set off in file. Zumtobel's lighting solution partner E-Werke Frastanz implemented this lighting solution and thus made an important contribution to integrating visitors directly in the action: The light evokes emotions and draws the visitors' attention to where the action is.

    » Read more on lightlive.com

    Zumtobel. The Light.

  • 02/2016
    Lighting Solution

    Zumtobel illuminates the Aïshti Foundation

    A new luxury shopping mall that was designed by the British architect David Adjaye dominates the Lebanese capital of Beirut. Alongside 45 luxury brands, the building also houses the Aïshti Foundation, which exhibits more than 2.000 works of contemporary art from the private collection of the Aïshti founder Tony Salamé.
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    The LED recessed luminaire SLOTLIGHT II  and the LINARIA light line ensure straight lines and a uniform general illumination in the art gallery. The complete range of the ARCOS spotlight system are available to accentuate individual works of art.

    The LED TECTON continuous-row lighting system and the VIVO spotlight system are used in the general areas of the shopping mall. The complete lighting solution can be controlled by the LITECOM lighting management system.

    » Read more on lightlive.com

    Zumtobel. The Light.

  • 02/2016
    Company

    lightlive.com on course for Light + Building 2016

    Go to lightlive.com and navigate to "On course for #LB16" for a series of articles that illuminate all aspects of Zumtobel's presentation at the Light + Building trade fair.
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    Find out more about smart technologies and the biological effects of light or read an interview with the light artist Miriam Prantl. Further articles will appear at regular intervals up to the Light + Building.

    » To the series of articles on lightlive.com

    Zumtobel. The Light.

  • 01/2016
    Lighting Solution

    The art and concert hall arlberg1800 trusts in light from Zumtobel

    The recently opened Contemporary Art & Concert Hall arlberg1800 in St. Christoph has already delighted numerous visitors to concerts and events. Art, culture and the exciting architecture of the arlberg1800 are are placed centre stage by a bespoke LED lighting solution from Zumtobel.
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    The 1,000 square metres of new space for art, culture and artistic creativity has been built largely underground in Arlberg. The architecture of Jürgen Kitzmüller is very natural and uses a pared-down stylistic idiom. "The rooms only develop their full effect with the right light," explains the architect Jürgen Kitzmüller. With its flexible and modern equipment, the architecture of Europe's highest Contemporary Art & Concert Hall concentrates on the essentials. The wood-panelled concert auditorium has been designed so that the curved walls and cavities behind these produce outstanding acoustics.

    The lighting solution from Zumtobel on the one hand sets off the architecture perfectly, and on the other it satisfies the various requirements arising from the hall's use for both art exhibitions and concerts. "Zumtobel has drawn on its many years of experience from cultural projects throughout the world. This know-how and the professional approach made a valuable contribution to a project with which we ourselves broke new ground," says Florian Werner, the owner and Managing Director of the arlberg1800 RESORT. As the owner, Florian Werner had to face up to a whole new challenge with a cultural building. He placed great store in a perfect technical and aesthetic implementation when realizing his vision. When it came to the lighting concept, a customized LED lighting solution was realised for the different rooms and areas.

    Special luminaires for a bespoke LED lighting solution
    A special luminare was developed for the art gallery: warm-white, bright LED light lines, with a cold-white light wave running through the floor and ceiling, emphasise the effect of the nine metre high room and highlight its use of materials. The VIVO LED spotlight system proves its flexibility for direct lighting in the art gallery and other rooms. The precise and even light distribution as well as the excellent colour rendering are ideal to spotlight works of art in exhibitions, though also allow work with lighting effects during concerts and events. Whereas more functional luminaires ensure orientation and a pleasant atmosphere in the foyer and aisles, the decorative pendant luminaire SCONFINE as designed by Matteo Thun plays with the effect created by shape, light and space in the bar area.

    Zumtobel. The Light.

  • 01/2016
    Company

    The five most popular newsletter articles of 2015

    Find out which articles in the Zumtobel Newsletter were read most in 2015 in this review. Make sure that you have read the five most important articles of the past year and recall which products, projects and events proved most popular in the Year of Light.
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    We proudly present the five most read articles in reverse order:

    5th place: Montforthaus Feldkirch
    The new Montforthaus in Feldkirch was opened a year ago. The only LED slighting solution of its kind in the world allows flicker-free dimming of the LED luminaires to 0 percent and thus TV transmissions in HD quality. This special feature also helped it to a place in the five most read newsletter articles of 2015.

    » Watch the video here and read more about the project in our project report.

    4th place: Year of Light event in Vorarlberg
    To celebrate the International Year of Light, the Zumtobel Group invited guests to a top-class event at its headquarters in Vorarlberg on 9 and 10 April. Not only were the 900 visitors inspired by the talks that were given and the projects that were shown, the readers of our newsletter seized the opportunity to gain an impression of the event on the basis of the review and videos of the talks. The video showing impressions of the event alone was viewed more than 180,000 times.

    » Click here for a review of the event including videos

    3rd place: Biological effect of light in the office
    The technical articles "LIGHT IN TIME" that dealt with the biological effect of light in offices vividly explained what has to be taken into account when planning biologically effective lighting solutions. This easily secured the article a place on the podium of the most read articles in 2015.

    » Read the technical article here

    2nd place: LED free-standing luminaire LINETIK
    The LED free-standing luminaire LINETIK that received the Iconic Design Award 2016 as an Interior Innovation – Best of Best attracted particular interest. Not least because the designers and engineers questioned everything that had been taken as being accepted in the design and lighting of offices when developing LINETIK. The result: a luminaire that ensures maximum lighting comfort with the minimum of resources at every workstation.

    » Read more about LINETIK here

    1st place: Autumn 2015 HIGHLIGHTS
    The product highlights really lived up to their name: the articles that presented the latest innovative products in autumn 2015 was the most popular article in the Zumtobel Newsletter last year.

    » Read more about the Autumn 2015 Highlights here

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