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An architectural brand, a creative head at the helm and innovative products for the design of living and working environments – this is what Nimbus stands for. Since January 2019, Nimbus has been part of the Häfele company, adding to the lighting and acoustics expertise of the successful family business based in Nagold.

"Light meets acoustics"– Besides high-quality LED lighting systems and battery powered, cableless luminaires, the company also provides modular, acoustically-effective partitioning and shading systems. Since January 2019, Nimbus has belonged to the Nagold-based family business, adding to its expertise in the field of lighting and room acoustics. Häfele's global presence will open up new markets for the Nimbus brand. Nimbus founder Dietrich F. Brennenstuhl will remain active in the management of the company at its present location in Stuttgart and continue to be responsible for innovation, development and design of the product portfolio.

The architect Dietrich F. Brennenstuhl founded Nimbus in 1988 – a garage served the creative company founder as a workshop, office and exhibition room. Nowadays the company goes under the name of the Nimbus Group, is based in the Feuerbach district of Stuttgart and employs lighting and electrical designers, engineers, acoustics specialists and product designers. In the Mock-Up, Nimbus has a unique facility in the immediate vicinity of the company headquarters that has established itself as a creative location in the north of Stuttgart. The Mock-Up provides 1,500 square metres of versatile exhibition space used for informative training courses and presentations, inspiring design and architecture events as well as for contemporary art and photography exhibitions. The company building itself, an industrial redbrick building from the nineteen-twenties with its own unique character, also lends expression to Nimbus's extraordinary corporate culture.

A characteristic design idiom, innovative ability and visions: these are all aspects that go towards characterising Nimbus. In its switch to LED technology in the year 2006, Nimbus dared to take a quantum leap in the lighting field that catapulted the company into the position of a LED pioneer in the sector. In the field of acoustics, the company established the Rossoacoustic brand, thereby arousing enthusiasm among architects and fit-out companies for its modular and acoustically-effective shading and partitioning systems. In 2016, Nimbus forged ahead with a further innovation: its range of battery-powered cableless luminaires – not just "little night lights" as Dietrich F. Brennenstuhl once jokingly remarked but sophisticated, fully-fledged luminaires. They free users from structural constraints and allow a new spontaneity, dynamism and flexibility in the use of light. A further milestone was represented by the merging of the company's two areas of expertise – light and acoustics - in the Lighting Pad, a unique and sophisticated product first presented at the Light + Building fair in 2018.

Competences: Series Luminaires for Office, Project and Living, LED Technology, Acoustic

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