Development of a new RIBAG light – in cooperation with Bartenbach

The implementation of a lighting concept that ensures our demands for seeing are met in every conceivable situation within rooms, is an extremely challenging task, and the input of various specialists is required to achieve this. The company Bartenbach has set about the task of bringing together expertise from a variety of fields such as architecture, physics and psychology into an interdisciplinary team of around 80 people, thereby fully illuminating the phenomenon of light. Since its foundation in the 1960s, the Austrian company has proven to be very successful at this.

A new RIBAG lamp

A new RIBAG lamp

In 2017 the two lighting specialists Bartenbach and RIBAG have undertaken a joint project. The creative heads of both companies are working on the development of a promising light.

The joint undertaking began when Pascal Amacker, Creative Director of RIBAG, encountered an optical problem while experimenting with an innovative light control principle. To achieve the required quality standard, he contacted Bartenbach, as the engineers at the company are renowned for achieving the maximum when it comes to the medium of light. On a visit to Austria it soon became clear that the academic physics-based approach of the physicists working there provided good prospects for cooperation.

At that time, the final output of the cooperation was still secret - but the sketch showed that the expectations were quite justified. Pascal Amacker revealed: "The result is a very sensual product with sophisticated lighting technology that can be mounted on the ceiling. Today we know that the result, which has already won several awards, is called VIOR.

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