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The antiques and art dealer Axel Vervoordt created an impressive mix of industrial heritage and contemporary architecture on the site of a distillery just outside Antwerp built in 1857.
When the annual Milan furniture fair "Salone del Mobile" opens its doors in the spring season the city is transformed into an design festival covering almost the entire city: whether traditional palazzi, temporary showrooms or the narrow alleys of the Brera district, countless exhibition venues become visitor magnets for the international design community.
Freely position Jilly downlights and control them via smartphone: the cleanly designed loft office of communications agency mai public relations in Berlin-Kreuzberg upgraded with a new lighting solution from ERCO.
Numerous small and large art galleries have established themselves in the milieu of the renowned Art Basel Hong Kong fair in the metropolis located on Victoria Harbour.
The Polygon Gallery is an art gallery operated by the British Columbia Photography and Media Arts Society in North Vancouver, and is Canada's largest non-profit photo gallery.
Since EXPO 2015, the interior of Milan Cathedral radiates in new splendour thanks to efficient LED lighting tools from ERCO. But now the entire exterior lighting of the impressive marble building has also been upgraded to high-performance, durable ERCO LED projectors.
ERCO rolled out the red carpet in London for the special screening of the documentary film "Frank Lloyd Wright: The Man Who Built America".
Highly efficient and standard-compliant office workplace lighting - with track as a flexible basis.
Curved edges of light trace the aerodynamic body shape on azure-blue paint and the polished chrome parts sparkle brilliantly. Can cars be art?
ERCO gains overall victory at the Manufacturing Excellence Award 2018
The effective game of opposites: focused light in absolute darkness lets you forget space and time.
Photometrics & practice
New luminaires for office lighting combine the visual comfort of a downlight with the flexibility of a spotlight. With track as the lighting infrastructure, a flexible and ergonomic lighting solution is created that can be quickly and easily adapted to changing office layouts.
The recently inaugurated Yves Saint Laurent Museum in Marrakesh presents itself as a veritable jewel of contemporary museum architecture.
Art lives on the diversity of structures, colours and sizes and just as diverse are the professional lighting tools that impressively display exhibits.
Düsseldorf's Media Harbour is home to the open-plan offices of ingenhoven architects – illuminated with flexible track Optec spotlights.
The newly opened Le Méridien offers travellers from all over the world a place to stay with impeccable service. An atmosphere of well-being is created with light from ERCO.
A winner once more – ERCO receives an award at a design competition. This review tells you which products and projects were voted outstanding by the various judging panels.
The headquarters of the Swiss property company SPG in Geneva gained a new "second skin" of light and vertical offset glass lamellae as part of an extensive refurbishment.
Following in-depth refurbishment, the gallery spaces of the Hamburger Kunsthalle shine in fresh colours and brilliant LED light from ERCO.
The Grand Hotel Principe di Savoia in Milan is known as home to celebrities. Architect Marco Nereo Rotelli has now transformed its neoclassical façade into a page of luminous history using ERCO lighting tools.
A stroll along Circular Quay offers not only a view of the Sydney Opera House, it also leads you past palm trees. Bathed in ERCO light, these have an almost surreal appearance.
Light is the fourth dimension of architecture. Visitors from all over the world experienced innovative product and lighting solutions in spatial contexts on the newly designed ERCO Light + Building fair stand. Subdivided into the areas of Work, Community, Shop, Culture and Contemplation, the stand demonstrated lighting tools in their applications, thus underlining the relevance of perception-oriented lighting.
The new office construction of Faerber Architekten in Mainz, Germany demonstrates the extent to which good light contributes to a sophisticated, appealing and ergonomic work environment.
How can inspiration and technology complement each other? This is the question the ERCO team is devoting itself to at this year’s Light+Building.
Bernd Gruber’s Manufactory for Interior Design was expanded. Handling the interior design himself, he drew on natural materials, with black contrasts – and emphasised with ERCO accent lighting.
Our aspiration to improve the effect of rooms and their quality of stay with light is shown by the new ERCO product spectrum 2018.
With a lighting upgrade at the Catholic parish church of Grevenbroich the previously used pendant luminaires were replaced by ERCO spotlights and track.
A petrol and service station of the future has opened near to Munich, Germany. The station offers a diversity of new fuelling options. The inverse gabled roof seen from afar is illuminated by ERCO.
Discover the four seasons in new light: Shop lighting can be this flexible.
From neutral white cubes to Hollywood-style theatrical displays.
An architect from Sydney acquires a listed commercial building and shows how perception-oriented lighting design can produce a lighting solution, which is both effective and pleasing.
The Pinacoteca di Brera art gallery in Milan is currently restructuring its rooms with a new approach to exhibitions involving a series of “Dialogues” between large paintings with related religious themes. Thanks to ERCO LED lighting each masterpiece becomes more uplifting.
Prestigious art fairs in Hong Kong and Miami Beach are illuminated with ERCO lighting tools. A report about lighting for art used across two continents.
The reopened Archaeological Museum in Madrid is highly popular with the public. Highlights of Iberian art such as the Lady of Elche radiate in light from ERCO.
The new speciality market of gastronomic food supplier FrischeParadies in Stuttgart uses a differentiated lighting concept based on ERCO spotlights and downlights.
Are you looking for an attractive, linear lighting solution for general lighting and office lighting? Discover the innovative features of Compar, the new ERCO range of recessed luminaires.
The museum for city history focuses on the culture of brewing in Hamburg with a special exhibition featuring a guidance system of striking graphics and pinpoint accent light from ERCO.
It is said that black swans are rare. This is no longer the case in Beijing, even though they are sweetmeats: the recently opened "Black Swan" patisserie offers bakery goods made to the highest standards. These are displayed in an interior inspired by a snowy winter landscape – with contrast-rich lighting created by ERCO Optec spotlights.
Lighting concepts in a retail context intend to stir emotions using evocative light scenes to set off new fashion collections or vehicles, the latest book releases at a fair, or fresh delicatessen. But which lighting tools give the designer flexibility to execute projects of any scale and complexity? At the 50th EuroShop the ERCO booth will focus on ERCO lighting technology based on in-house developed LED photometrics, offering a cohesive toolbox of modular lighting tools for stunningly expressive concepts. To demonstrate their creative potential at EuroShop, ERCO will give three-dimensional expression to its range of light distributions.
The foyers of companies, educational facilities and cultural establishments serve as visiting cards. They communicate a first impression of an organisation or company and can arouse curiosity to find out more.
Germany’s most celebrated chef, Alfons Schuhbeck, offers a realm of gourmet experiences in Munich. At the heart is his spice shop that replicates an Oriental bazaar, with flavour creations presented in ERCO LED light.
A film interview with Pablo Rodriguez, Global Head of Retail Environment at PUMA
The German Museum of Technology in Berlin is one of the largest museums of its type. Its lighting was recently upgraded to ERCO LED technology. The result – improvements in efficiency and optimisation of light.
The Museu de Cultures del Món (Museum of World Cultures) in Barcelona presents outstanding works from around the world in medieval Catalan buildings. Architecture and art are set off perfectly thanks to the ERCO lighting tools Optec and Pollux.
The ceiling has long been neglected as a part of architecture but is now being increasingly recognised by designers as an independent element of design.
Amid familiar fast food giants at the Mall of Berlin is a small but stylish shop that sets itself apart with baskets of fruit and vegetables pointing to a wide choice of freshly made snacks, juices and salads. pea green and white dominate its logo and interior in a concept designed to communicate, in response to the current food trend, that healthy fast food is not a myth. For added appeal, the wide selection of vitamin-packed goodness is illuminated by flexible ERCO lighting tools designed to create a warm and inviting ambience in a compact setting.
The penetrating life-look that fixates visitors from the darkness of the wall-mount could be unsettling in its intensity, yet it is only upon much closer observation of this over-sized portrait that it becomes clear that the artwork is not a photograph but rather an oil painting. The almost sculptural effect of the hyper-realistic artwork of Matthew Penn is the pinnacle of complete perfection in the Chiaroscuro style, which naturally works with dramatic contrasts between light and dark, helped, with excellent effect, by the precision accentuation delivered by ERCO spotlights. Matthew Penn is now proud, as is ERCO, that these exhibits are to be showcased at an event in the historic rooms of the Palau Robert in Barcelona from 23 September – 9 October 2016.
Handling close to 40 million passengers each year, Kingsford Smith International Airport is Australia’s largest and busiest hub. Terminal 1 was opened in 1970 and, due to the international flights, is considered the gateway to the world. After extensive refurbishment focused primarily on the security control point as well as the retail and departure area at its far side, the terminal has been shining in a new light since autumn 2015. Its transformation is owed in no small part to ERCO. The Lüdenscheid Light Factory supplied the Skim downlights that now illuminate this section of the terminal with brilliantly efficient ambient lighting.
Motorbikes and architectural designs – temporary exhibitions dedicated to a wide variety of topics are frequently shown in the Palau Robert Barcelona. ERCO spotlights and tracks ensure that new lighting concepts are simply and quickly implemented.
Established almost two decades ago, Dussmann das KulturKaufhaus in Berlin is now in the process of upgrading its in-store design experience. At the heart of its modernised concept is a new lighting system with advanced ERCO LED lighting tools. The project illustrates the advantages of cutting-edge digital shop lighting – particularly for challenging merchandise such as books, DVDs and other read-intensive media.
This year’s iF Design Awards were held on 27 February 2015. ERCO was picked for two awards in the “Product – Lighting” category. The Lüdenscheid Light Factory won the iF Gold Award for Lightscan and an additional iF Design Award for Parscan.
Archimedes Exhibitions GmbH is a communications agency in Berlin specialising in the design and creation of exhibitions, brand spaces and interactive installations.
ERCO lighting tools illuminate an exclusive delicatessen store with restaurant: Premium seafood distributor Fiorital recently opened an exclusive establishment in a prime location at the heart of Italy’s northern city of Padua, offering fresh and frozen fish and fine food from around the world in an elaborately designed space of 400m2. The appetising array of carefully selected foods and products is presented in cabinets and shelving, on tables and counters, effectively illuminated with crystal clear ERCO LED light.
Contemporary office lighting with ERCO lighting tools brings together efficiency with maximum visual comfort for variable work situations. In the recently expanded logistics centre of the internationally active distributor and airport retailer Gebr. Heinemann in Hamburg, the suitable illuminance values and optimum glare reduction of compact ERCO LED downlights help to create a pleasant working environment.
Antoine Bourdelle – along with Auguste Rodin – is one of the pioneers of 20th century monumental sculpture. The Musée Bourdelle in Paris has recently been given a lighting update with LED technology using ERCO’s photometric precision to enhance the dynamic style of Bourdelle’s sculptures for optimised three-dimensionality.
With a major refurbishment of the lighting system at the Vorarlberg State Library, ERCO LED lighting tools convinced thanks to good glare control of the luminaires, highly precise light distribution and low energy consumption. The project benefited from the architectural luminaire producer's many years of experience in the form of professional wallwashing with maximum levels of uniformity.
Light + Building 2016 has come to an end. ERCO presented its latest innovations, rounding the event off again with a lively booth party - here a review with film and photos.
The Walker Tower in New York was converted from office space to a high-end apartment building. The detailed Art Deco façade and spires are illuminated precisely with ERCO Grasshopper and Lightscan projectors, without any spill light to detract from the view of the skyline.
The Phänomenta Science Center in Lüdenscheid, Germany, is a highly interactive and exciting science museum featuring an array of experiments, models and demonstrations, enabling participatory exploration of the world of physics, ranging from electricity and magnetism to optical and acoustic illusions.
The offices at the newly built headquarters of Le Silla, where the Italian family company designs and develops its exclusive footwear, has been equipped with ERCO recessed luminaires.
How do you illuminate a shoe store effectively with LEDs? What is the best way to accentuate inclined presentation spaces precisely without casting shadows on the areas below? The redesigned Camper Store in Barcelona provides a prime example that offers the answers.
What are the current issues facing the lighting industry in New York? How do you illuminate the façades along Manhattan’s skyline without causing glare? Is Dark Sky technology a must particularly for densely populated megacities? In an interview with Sunhee Lim of Kugler Ning – the lighting design firm responsible for the relighting of the historic Walker Tower in New York with ERCO lighting tools, these issues were reviewed.
A strong river theme, explored from different angles, runs through a historic watermill that is home to the KM 51 – Erftmuseum. Light serves as a didactic element in the exhibition, guiding the visitor through its interactive installations.
Established in 1997 as one of the world’s original concept stores on the upscale Rue Saint Honoré in Paris, Colette has since become an institution in the fashion and lifestyle landscape. It hosts an incredible mix of curated products stunningly illuminated with state-of-the-art ERCO LED lighting technology.
The Sleeping Dogs concept store at Hamburg’s Rödingsmarkt offers a superb curated selection of furniture and home accessories. In a space of almost 500 square metres, the objects by world-class designers and young talents are presented much like exhibits in an art gallery – perfectly staged with state-of-the-art ERCO LED photometric technology.
At an altitude of 1,000 metres, the floor-to-ceiling windows at the Johann Grill Restaurant in the Kempinski Hotel Berchtesgaden afford diners a panoramic view of unspoilt nature and breathtaking mountains. The lighting concept with ERCO products transfers the vivid, natural light of these uniquely entrancing surroundings into the interior.
The raw concrete structure of the Barbican Centre makes it one of the most prominent examples of Brutalist architecture in the UK. The art gallery in the centre of London had been illuminated with conventional ERCO lighting tools for around thirty years, and now the switch has been made to state-of-the-art LED technology.
As in many other places around the world, a quick after-work drink is never a bad thing in such a popular place as the Harp Bar in Belfast. Once a meeting point for punks, it is today an established cultural institution in Belfast.
Matthew Penn combines traditional painting techniques with the latest lighting technology to create portraits that come to life. He relies on ERCO for the spotlight systems which he tailors precisely to his paintings to enhance their production and the display of his art. Gerrit Terstiege talked to the British artist about his creative approach to light.
Be it all-weather pool, saline spa or sauna village – architectural firm bs2architekten in Hamburg designs structures with a focus on public baths and sports facilities, wellness and rehabilitation centres. A recent project of the firm involved the renovation of the historic Water Park Parkbad Volksdorf in Hamburg. The Compact downlight supplied by ERCO ensures optimum colour rendition with excellent glare control and low maintenance requirements.
ERCO lighting tools in one of the most dramatic museum projects this year: Designed by star architect and Pritzker Architecture Prize winner Rem Koolhaas (OMA/Rotterdam), the Fondazione Prada in Milan presents high-quality art across almost 20,000sqm – illuminated perfectly with state-of-the-art ERCO LED lighting technology.
One of the most prestigious lighting projects to have been completed in recent years’ is now open for business – since April 2015, the date of the city’s birthday, the ancient Imperial Forums in Rome have been illuminated in striking new light. The narrative lighting concept was implemented with ERCO lighting tools.
w40 is an office for brand architecture. The architects from Wiesbaden have now realised a project that has been particularly close to their hearts: the upgrading of their own office – with LED light supplied by ERCO. We spoke to w40 founder Markus Gabler about light in a shop setting and in the office.
The new premises of the long-established Catalan graphic design specialist “Graficas Varias” were styled by interior design firm Metre Quadrat Studio. Contrasting materials and light create a visual experience for customers and visitors, and the office lighting with ERCO LED technology meets every ergonomic requirement: A perfectly efficient and sustainable lighting solution.