Acoulite Lighting Partner, Zumi Awarded Prize in London
Belgian lighting company ZUMI has received an award at the Surface Design Awards in London for its ‘Soundscapes’ project. Start-up company ZUMI was the sole Belgian winner in this international competition. The Gistel-based lighting manufacturer combines the latest LED technology with acoustics, sound and other options, making it a trendsetter in the sector.
Every year the Surface Design Awards hand out prizes to a series of projects capable of integrating innovative materials, design and architectural features. This year, 80 projects were submitted from 16 different countries. In the ‘Light and acoustics’ category start-up ZUMI received an award for its ‘Soundscapes’ design.
‘It involved a project at Axel Vervoordt’s Kanaal complex in Antwerp. In close collaboration with Alex Gaspar, the owner of Autodialog, we were able to achieve a unique and innovative lighting concept,’ says Stephan Mees. ‘For a large meeting room with a lot of hard materials and a steel ceiling, initial speculations involved a false ceiling. However, we designed an acoustic panel which also encompasses lighting. In this way, the space remained as close as possible to its original appearance.’
‘Our Soundscapes are a modular system of vertically and horizontally suspended panels and integrated light profiles. These panels are not only effective when it comes to acoustic absorption, they also represent a masterpiece of lighting technology.’
More info: www.surfacedesignshow.com/surface-design-awards