Zumtobel Group has created what it terms “the industry’s largest Light Forum” at its headquarters in Dornbirn, Austria. In March the company’s refurbished factory hall in Höchsterstraße 8 will be opened as a new 4,000 m2 space with a major international customer event that also marks the 70th anniversary of the Zumtobel brand.
The design concept, developed in cooperation with the Innsbruck studio of the noted Norwegian architectural firm Snøhetta, provides space for a unique world of light that customers can experience with all senses, and where the strong brands of the Zumtobel Group can present their lighting expertise.
“Our new Light Forum stands for a long-term investment in the future of the Zumtobel Group at our headquarters,” said Zumtobel Group CEO Alfred Felder. “We aim to offer our customers a unique space of light, where we can permanently show the full range of our brands and our potential as an international lighting group.
The new Light Forum will be a platform and meeting point for customers and employees of the Zumtobel Group, and will promote exchange and networking with its different areas. The integration of customer-focused areas such as sales and marketing should enable the company to further expand its dialogue with customers and to strengthen the network with its partners.
Zumtobel originally started as a family business producing ballasts for the then new fluorescent lighting technology. Today, the company is an internationally operating lighting group with roughly 5,900 employees and is among the leading suppliers of innovative lighting solutions, lighting components and related services in Europe.