Tag : Zumtobel

Austria kicking off the International Year of Light

Very proud of our kick off in Austria, with Zumtobel, Thorn and Tridonic. An amazing crowd of people from all over the world… I welcomed old friends such as Charles Stone and and Esther Torello, and made a deep bow to heroes such as Olafur Eliasson and Paul Marantz. See for yourself this 4-minute video… […]

The International Year of Light 2015

The International Year of Light 2015

You can’t posibly have missed it: this year it is the International Year of Light. We celebrate light as something so important even though most of the time we take it for granted… And in many countries there are events and activities organized to bring light to the attention of many and to get you […]

Zumtobel Group Press Dialogue

Zumtobel Group Press Dialogue

We’re in transformation at Zumtobel Group and the changes come with lots of opportunities even though there are things to catch up with, too. Today, in Vienna we spoke with the press after presentations by our CEO Ulrich Schumacher, our Head of Technology Klaus Vamberszky and myself. It was my first serious public appearance as […]

Missed the Light Festival…

With this video get a flavor of the last edition that closed January 2015. Hope to see you in December in Amsterdam!  

“I want to connect light to the rest of the world”…

… I have no idea how to do that but I want to find the way. Read in MondoArc the transcript of the conversation I had with Paul James. About light, the industry, my move from Philips to Zumtobel and what I did in the months between…  

Royal Philips seeks

Royal Philips seeks “new ownership” for Philips Lighting

Today, at their Capital Markets Day presentation in London, Royal Philips announces that it will “consider various options for alternative ownership structures” for Philips Lighting. The 123 years old lighting company is the world leader in terms of volume (mostly lamps) and I was during a good four years its chief design officer. The leadership […]

Rogier joins Zumtobel Group

Rogier joins Zumtobel Group

Dornbirn, Austria – Today, Zumtobel Group AG, the Austrian lighting company, announces that Rogier van der Heide has been appointed as Chief Design & Marketing Officer for the Zumtobel Group and its three brands Thorn, Tridonic and Zumtobel. Rogier will begin his new position on December 1, 2014. By creating this new strategic role in the […]