Latest News 2012

  • 11/2012

    Presentation of the Zumtobel Group Award 2012

    This year, the Zumtobel Group Award was presented for the third time. The winner in the “Built environment” category was the “Butaro Hospital” project in Rwanda by MASS Design Group (USA). In the “Research & Initiative” category, the jury chose the Paris-based “R-URBAN” project by Atelier d’architecture autogérée (France).
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    This year's Zumtobel Group Award was presented on 16 November 2012 in an official ceremony held in a former power station in Berlin-Mitte. The architecture prize for the promotion of sustainability and humanity in the built environment involving total prize money of EUR 140,000 was given to Michael Murphy and David Saladik from the US architectural studio MASS DESIGN GROUP for the Butaro Hospital project in Rwanda, and to Doina Petrescu and Constantin Petcou of Atelier d’architecture autogérée (AAA) for the R-URBAN initiative in Colombes, a deprived area in the outskirts of Paris.

    Trend-setting solutions
    Both projects could not fail to impress the jury and the guests to the ceremony because of their integral understanding of architecture, collaboration with other disciplines and non-profit organisations, and consistent integration of the residents both in the design stage and the implementation stage. “We are very pleased to be able to present these awards today to two young architectural studios acting as role models for more sustainability and more humanity. They managed to create trend-setting solutions, in particular for social problems, both in the Western world and in third-world countries. In the process, they found highly innovative approaches in collaborating with other experts,” emphasised Harald Sommerer, CEO of the Zumtobel Group, when congratulating the prize winners.

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  • 11/2012

    Autumn 2012 product highlights

    Zumtobel's autumn 2012 highlights comprise a number of new and enhanced LED products and are now available online.
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    This autumn, we are again able to present a number of newly developed and enhanced LED products for a variety of applications, ranging from spotlight systems, free-standing luminaires and downlights through to continuous-row lighting systems. All highlights are now available on our website and can also be downloaded as a pdf brochure.

    For each highlight, you will find a picture of the product as well as a compact summary of the product details. Further details regarding individual products can be obtained from the links provided.

    » Visit our website to see our autumn 2012 highlights.

    » Click here to download the Highlights pdf brochure.

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  • 10/2012
    Lighting Solution

    German Design Award 2013: Zumtobel wins two awards

    The two Zumtobel products MICROTOOLS and IYON have won a German Design Award 2013 in the “Goods and Materials” category.
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    Being distinguished by a German Design Award 2013, Zumtobel products once again prove their quality of innovation and design.

    MICROTOOLS LED lighting system
    The MICROTOOLS LED lighting system cannot fail to impress on account of its minimalist design language, high-quality manufacture and excellent lighting quality. Featuring high-quality design and excellent lighting quality, the Microtools LED lighting heads, the smallest currently available on the market, set new standards for shop lighting that complies with the most advanced requirements.

    IYON LED spotlight range
    The IYON spotlight range incorporates cutting-edge LED technology in a sophisticated design by Delugan Meissl Associated Architects. Its flowing lines give the IYON spotlight an elegant look while ensuring perfect functionality. The unique lens-reflector system provides brilliant accent lighting with a variety of beam angles.

    About the German Design Award
    The German Design Award is an international premium prize awarded by the Design Council. This year, the jury comprising 30 design experts from various branches, had to evaluate 1500 entries. The awarding ceremony will take place in Frankfurt on 15 February 2013.

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