Lighting in a museum creates visual experiences for visitors and new design options for lighting concepts

“Zukunftslichter” was the name of a special exhibition at BMW Lenbachplatz in Munich. It invited visitors to take a closer look at the lighting innovations of the BMW Group. The world’s leading premium manufacturer of automobiles and motorcycles was relying on ETTLIN LUX® Textile Decolux 2507 & Miracle to stage the lighting theme.

The “Engines” exhibition area in the “House of Technology” of the BMW Museum in Munich has been redesigned. A design specially created for the BMW Group and inspired by millimetre paper was supplied for this purpose. The high-quality, technical appearance impressively underlines the carmaker’s claim to perfection and thus puts the products in the right lighting.

Thanks to its unique photometric properties, the innovative fabric offers completely new possibilities for lighting design. With the high-tech material from ETTLIN, the BMW Group is taking a look into the future of how lighting can be created with textiles.

A total of two walls, each 12 m long, were equipped with ETTLIN LUX® installations to provide the right light for the exhibited objects in the museum. The fabric was attached to the aluminium frame of the company OCTANORM with a piping solution. Behind these are around 195 m of Häfele LED strips and the construction depth of the elements was 12 cm.


BMW Museum, Munich

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