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Zumtobel develops lighting solution for the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao
18.12.2019
Dornbirn, Austria – The new LED lighting solution by Zumtobel, which replaced the previous lighting system, gives the exhibition areas of the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao a new lease of life and meets the special requirements for illuminating the priceless and sensitive exhibits of the museum’s collection.

The Zumtobel lighting solution at the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao achieves new levels of efficiency and light quality and is particularly impressive thanks to its excellent performance in the exhibition areas, with ceilings up to 12 metres high. UV- and IR-free light protects the exhibits, while variable colour temperatures perfectly showcase the artworks, which include works by Mark Rothko, Yves Klein, Cy Twombly, Anselm Kiefer, Robert Rauschenberg and Eduardo Chillida, as well as the temporary exhibitions by Olafur Eliasson, El Anatsui, und Wassily Kandinsky.

Thanks to innovative LED technology, the new Zumtobel lighting solution also enables a significant reduction in energy consumption compared with the previous museum lighting. Bluetooth makes maintaining the lighting solution particularly easy.

About the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao
The imposing building of the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao has stood on the banks of the Nervión river since 1997. Its spectacular architecture and the modern and contemporary artworks it holds have transformed the city in Spain’s Basque region into an art lover’s paradise. The museum was designed by architect Frank O. Gehry in the deconstructivist style, a modern, avant-garde style of architecture characterised by slanting walls, intersecting building elements and sloping or rising ceilings. The impressive 9,000 m² exhibition space holds works of art in the form of paintings, sculptures, installations and video art – masterpieces mostly of the 20th century


Media contact
Marina Konrad-Märk
Head of Group Communications
Tel. +43 (0) 5572 509-575
marina.konrad-maerk@zumtobelgroup.com


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The Guggenheim Museum Bilbao was designed by architect Frank O. Gehry in the deconstructivist style.
The Guggenheim Museum Bilbao was designed by architect Frank O. Gehry in the deconstructivist style.
Zumtobel’s custom solution for the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao is particularly impressive  . . .
Zumtobel’s custom solution for the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao is particularly impressive . . .
 . . . thanks to its strong performance in the exhibition spaces with ceilings up to 12 metres high.
. . . thanks to its strong performance in the exhibition spaces with ceilings up to 12 metres high.

Photographer: Faruk Pinjo
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