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Media information  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.

PROVEN IN PRACTICE
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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 Häfele and Nimbus
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Nimbus has belonged to the Häfele Group since 2019. Located in Nagold, the internationally operating specialist for furniture fittings and lighting is indispensable for furniture production and the carpentry trade, while the Stuttgart-based Nimbus Group is held in high regard in the architecture sector. Two target groups, two different worlds. And yet they have come together and boast a broad joint portfolio of lighting systems for rooms and furniture as well as integrated lighting and acoustics solutions. Product development in the fields of light and acoustics is centred in Stuttgart.

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