TEXTILE LIGHTING DESIGN FOR THE BMW MUSEUM
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 to stage the lighting theme.
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.
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.
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.