This year Zumtobel supported the 2016 edition of the annual Serpentine Pavilion which is a 14 metre high complex sculptural structure designed by Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG). The pavilion is enhanced by specialist lighting from its sister brand acdc and the design delivers the light levels required for functional use of the space, while keeping the visual presence of the lighting equipment to an absolute minimum.
On 6th October, Zumtobel held an exclusive private event with a key note speech from Kai-Uwe Bergman of Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) who explained the inspiration behind the design which has been described as a ‘Shape-shifting cathedral’ ‘a wall that becomes a hall’ ‘a gate that becomes a space’ and ‘a shelving system that becomes a pavilion’. The Pavilion provided a stunning setting for the event as daylight faded over Kensington Gardens and with key figures from architecture and lighting design in attendance the unique space, certainly created an event to remember the Pavilion by.