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Mediainformation  NIMBUS GROUP

19. August 2019

HARMONIOUS INTEGRATION INTO OLD INDUSTRIAL ARCHITECTURE

4a Architekten installed the versatile Lighting Pad in their new offices – it fits in with the flair of the old industrial architecture and improves the atmosphere in the rooms.


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When it comes to fitting out their own premises, design specialists like 4a Architekten often opt for integrated lighting-acoustics solutions like the one offered by the Nimbus Lighting Pad. Daring to try something new in new premises is a sign of both innovative and experimental ambition. At the same time, the Lighting Pad, the latest new development from Nimbus and Rossoacoustic, impresses with its high quality and proven effectiveness.


The open-plan office of 4a Architekten from Stuttgart is located on the first floor of a former industrial building. It comprises two office wings with two conference rooms and two kitchenettes. During refurbishment, a large spatial element was removed, the floor-space was opened up and new furniture was added. "That's why we were on the lookout for a solution that created ideal working conditions in terms of lighting, and whose design fitted in with the flair of the old building," explains company director Matthias Burkart. The firm also wanted a solution that created an acoustically pleasant working environment.

THE LIGHTING PAD FITS IN HARMONIOUSLY WITH THE EXISTING ARCHITECTURE
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Round and square Nimbus Lighting Pads are now suspended from the ceilings of the architectural firm's offices. The formally sedate, geometric elements are not only acoustically effective but also create pleasantly glare-free, warm, even brilliant lighting at the workplace. The Lighting Pads convinced the architects due to their variable usage options and the perfect combination of design, lighting technology and acoustics.


"Due to the large number of individual elements, we opted for white Nimbus Pads. Their clear-cut geometric shapes and the discrete colours create an additional spatial element that fits in well with the existing architecture," says Burkart. Acoustic Pads only were used in the rear office wing, where they were joined by linear Nimbus Modul L suspended luminaires and Roxxane Office LED desk luminaires – the latter in particular are regarded as design icons and were recently the subject of an extensive product relaunch at Nimbus.

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The interaction between lighting solution and acoustic element in one really appeals to our architects," says Burkart, who adds: "The wide-ranging freedom in terms of design always leads to lively discussions about other ways in which the elements could have been arranged." The employees expressed their satisfaction with the result of the redesign. As the architect commented: "There were already one or two Nimbus fans among our staff – and now the number has certainly grown!"

ABOUT NIMBUS GROUP
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ABOUT NIMBUS GROUP

With its Nimbus Lighting and Rossoacoustic brands, the Nimbus Group belongs to the Häfele Group under the management of Sibylle Thierer, Jörg Schmid and Dietrich F. Brennenstuhl. The Nimbus Group's focus is on design innovation, room and furniture lighting, and integrated light-acoustics solutions. The Nimbus Group is located in Stuttgart and employs a staff of 111.
www.nimbus-group.com

ABOUT HÄFELE

Häfele is an internationally operating company headquartered in Nagold, Germany. The family firm was founded in 1923 and today provides furniture fittings, architectural hardware, electronic access control systems and LED light to the furniture industry, architects, planners, carpenters, cabinet makers and dealers in over 150 countries around the world. Häfele develops and manufactures in Germany and Hungary. With its 8,100 employees,38 subsidiaries and numerous dealerships, the Häfele Group achieved a turnover of 1.5 billion euros worldwide in fiscal year 2019 with exports accounting for 80% of sales.
https://www.haefele.de