Zumtobel Group redesigns customer centre in Switzerland

  • New Light Centre in Zurich on 740 square metres 
  • Presentation of the new Zumtobel SUPERSYSTEM integral collection with EOOS-designer Harald Gründl 
  • Forum for the Zumtobel, Thorn and Hess brands 

On the evening of 27 March 2019, the Zumtobel Group opened the redesigned Light Centre in Zurich covering an area of 740 square metres. Around 200 guests attended the official opening in Thurgauerstrasse 39. The conceptual redesign of the Zurich Light Centre has created a future-oriented customer platform which conveys the experience of light in its various applications and underlines the extensive lighting expertise of the Zumtobel Group and its brands.

“We are delighted to have created a future-oriented platform for our customers with the new Light Centre Zurich, which shows everything from light to IoT solutions. The final location inspires and creates an inviting space to discuss and design lighting solutions together with our customers. It is a place where light can be experienced and it is enormously important to us to be able to convey this experience of light to our customers,” says Marc-André Rusch, General Manager Zumtobel Switzerland.

Presentation of SUPERSYSTEM integral collection with EOOS designer Harald Gründl

On the occasion of the opening, EOOS designer Harald Gründl from Vienna, Austria, presented the new Zumtobel SUPERSYSTEM integral collection with specifically created wall reliefs, which will remain at the new Light Centre as exhibits. The Zumtobel SUPERSYSTEM integral collection designed by EOOS provides light planners with a tool for outstanding lighting technology aiming at making the light source nearly invisible.

The fascination of light

The Zumtobel Group showcases the broad product portfolio and the expertise of the Zumtobel (Indoor), Thorn and Hess brands (both Outdoor): Light for specific applications, professional lighting solutions and the related services. The new concept of presenting products in cubes sets spatial accents and is structured by application areas. Part of the Light Centre can be used flexibly, offering a completely new opportunity to interact with customers; in this area, lighting solutions for industrial and office applications can be presented in a variable manner.
A special highlight of the exhibition is the Zumtobel Masterpiece by US star architect Daniel Libeskind, which can also been seen from the outside behind the glass façade.

As in all Zumtobel Light Centres, the light experience space (‘Faszinosum’) and the brand-wall form an impressive entrance and allow the visitor to follow the fascination of light from the very beginning. Light is shown as a material and pure matter in a brand-neutral way in the light experience space.

Inviting space concept

With the renovation of the Light Centre, which was initially opened in 1999 – back then by light artist James Turrell – its content has been revised. The underlying concept of the new Light Centre in Zurich is an open space, part of which can be utilised flexibly. Its various themes encourage exchange and networking. The new Light Centre offers customers and employees a lively and dynamic meeting area – a place of inspiration, which at the same time provides room for the presentation of the latest product and system innovations and smart lighting solutions.
The idea of the Zumtobel Group Light Centres was raised more than 25 years ago based on the philosophy to establish a place where people can experience the best light for a particular application – this is also the philosophy that the new Light Centre in Zurich pursues.

Photography by MATTHIAS RHOMBERG.

Below: The new concept of presenting products in cubes sets spatial accents.

Below: In the light experience space light is shown as a material and pure matter in a completely brand-neutral way.

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