23 Aug Zumtobel and Tridonic are Illuminating a New Exhibition in the Vorarlberg Museum in Bregenz
When the upgrade of the museum was completed in 2013, planners and architects were already relying on Zumtobel’s expertise for the display of its historic exhibits ‒ and the SUPERSYSTEM II range has now proved to be the ideal enhancement to the system which illuminates its new permanent exhibition.
Just a few months ago, the vorarlberg museum in Bregenz opened its new exhibition on this theme called “ganznah. Touching stories from everyday life.”, in which the previously-mentioned protagonists tell of their varied everyday experiences of touch.
What do a trapeze artist, a care nurse for the elderly, a kickboxer and a tattoo artist from the region of Vorarlberg have in common? They are all united by the fact that their profession involves “touch”. Just a few months ago, the vorarlberg museum in Bregenz opened its new exhibition on this theme called “ganznah. Touching stories from everyday life.”, in which the previously-mentioned protagonists tell of their varied everyday experiences of touch. The narrative is conveyed using a combination of pictures, photographs, fixed installations, everyday objects, video and sound, as well as diaries, documents and love letters on the customs surrounding touch and the personal experiences associated with them. To display these emotional exhibits, designers from the lighting design studio atelier deLuxe opted for a flexible and versatile lighting solution using SUPERSYSTEM II by Zumtobel.
This flexible modular system provides the perfect combination of wall washers and spotlights for both general and accent lighting, as well as contour spotlights with focusable lenses and special films for altering the beam angle, thereby creating precise and uniform illuminance perfectly suited to pictures and photographs. The designers selected an excellent colour rendering of Ra > 90 and a warm white colour temperature throughout of 3000 K for optimum illumination of the exhibits combined with a pleasant ambience.
What sets the SUPERSYSTEM II apart is efficient LED technology and a slender design, in part made possible by the new DC String Technology developed by Tridonic, whereby the electrical supply is separate from the driver and forms a central unit supplying several spotlights on the track. The unit is concealed in the suspended ceiling, thus eliminating the need for a dedicated trackbox for each individual spotlight. This makes it possible for the luminaires and tracks to be miniaturised, giving the ceiling a harmonious and aesthetic appearance. In this way, the lighting solution remains discreetly in the background and is only perceived by visitors through the superb lighting effect.
The vorarlberg museum in Bregenz is a museum showing the history and culture of the Austrian federal state of Vorarlberg and it has a collection of around 160,000 exhibits. After several years of alteration work, the building re-opened its doors in 2013. At that time, the regeneration of the museum included replacement of the old lighting system with a project-specific lighting solution by Zumtobel, which has now been systematically upgraded through the addition of SUPERSYSTEM II.