The product's special feature is the selected range of exclusive types of wood that overlay the top of the Lighting Pad like a gentle wave motion. A lot of expertise went into selecting the woods from sustainable forestry. Brennenstuhl has a personal fondness for palisander, the material used in one of his favourite designs: the Eames lounge chair. He initiated internal workshops with disputatious architects to define further types of wood that could be harmoniously integrated into modern spaces and styles of architecture. In the end, they selected Santos Palisander, Black Cherry and Classic Oak: three very expressive types of wood that are pleasant to the touch. A new process ensures that the natural, restrained matt quality of the surfaces is retained, thus giving them an original touch.
This has been complemented by acoustically effective formfleece on the bottom, which is available in white, grey or black. Barely visible, the high-quality, especially developed lenses integrated into the fleece bundle the light to a glare-free beam. Light emission is therefore practically invisible. The light is not revealed until it hits the illuminated surface – for example the surfaces of dining or conference tables, coffee tables or counters – where it unfolds its surprising brightness and brilliance. The Lighting Pad Lounge also features indirect light, which is emitted via the moulded wood shell to illuminate the ceiling. Led by Dietrich Brennenstuhl, the Nimbus development team "recessed this light slit into the surface with a gentle contour, thereby creating a striking design element."