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Mediainformation  Rossoacoustic

3. November 2016

It´s raining awards in autumn

Design awards for the Nimbus Group: company bags a brace at Focus Open plus a German Design Award

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Innovative ability and love of detail are clearly prized characteristics: in October 2016 the cableless battery-powered Roxxane Leggera CL luminaire produced by the Stuttgart-based Nimbus Group won not just one but two awards. It received the Focus Open Silver international design prize awarded by the state of Baden-Württemberg, and shortly after it was proclaimed a "Winner" of the German Design Award presented by the German Design Council. The Rossoacoustic PAD also won a Focus Open Silver in the “Object” category to round off a hat-trick for Nimbus.

Clever solutions that give new impulses to the home and the workplace – this description fits the mobile and battery-powered Roxxane Leggera CL LED luminaire as well as the sound-absorbing Rossoacoustic PAD. In October 2016, these new developments from the Nimbus Group scooped three design prizes.

In awarding the Focus Open in Silver, the jury highlighted, among other things, the "good approach to making high quality light more mobile and independent of bothersome cables. That is a special quality never seen before in this form. The magnetic dock is an impressive, and above all convenient, solution for the charging process.”

The jurors at the German Design Awards also emphasised "design quality, level of innovation and durability". This premium award from the German Design Council honours the Roxxane Leggera CL as "in its own way, pioneering in the German and international design landscape."

Room quality and room acoustics are inseparable

In addition to the double-awarding-winning luminaire, the Nimbus Group also scored a success with the development of the Rossoacoustic PAD acoustic element, which is marketed under the Rosso brand. In terms of form, these elegant elements make reference to the manufacturer’s luminaires and can be used with a large degree of versatility. Explaining its decision regarding the Focus Open in Silver in the "Object" category, the jury stated: "Room quality and room acoustics are inseparable, and not only in open-plan offices. The Pad provides an easy-to-integrate
optimisation option; it can give structure to rooms or emphasise individual zones. The discreet design blends in with almost any interior and shares the formal characteristics of the manufacturer's luminaire systems."

Stuttgart, November 2016
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About Rossoacoustic

An architectural brand, a creative head at the helm and innovative products for the design of living and working environments – this is what Nimbus stands for. In February 2019, Häfele acquired one hundred percent of the enterprise. Nimbus founder Dietrich Brennenstuhl will remain active in the management of the company at its present location in Stuttgart and will continue to be responsible for innovations, development and design of the product portfolio. Besides high-quality LED lighting systems and battery powered, cableless luminaires, Nimbus also provides modular, acoustically-effective partitioning and shading systems.

"Light Meets Acoustics" is the claim coined by Nimbus to describe its extensive product range and its holistic approaches, which are realised in both private residences and in the project business.