Hess: Versailles and Gattières won the Hess prize draw at the “Salon des Maires” in Paris

- At the end of November 2014, the French city of Versailles and the municipality of Gattières each won 10 innovative VAREDO S outdoor luminaires during the Hess prize draw at the “Salon des Maires” in Paris.

- For Hess, the trade fair represented the beginning of an intensified market cultivation and penetration.


Villingen-Schwenningen, 06. February 2015

Hess GmbH Licht + Form, an internationally leading manufacturer of designed outdoor luminaires and site furnishings based in Villingen-Schwenningen (Germany), organised a prize draw during the trade fair “Salon des Maires”, which took place in Paris at the end of November 2014, and gave away 2 x 10 innovative VAREDO S luminaires.

Versailles and Gattières won the Hess prize draw

The French city of Versailles in the Paris commuter belt and the municipality of Gattières in the region Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur won the prize draw at the Hess exhibition stand.

Patrice Rouget, manager responsible for the public lighting in Versailles, is delighted with having won a street in new light: “We are already working on specific plans as to where the 10 VAREDO luminaires could be installed,” he reports.

Véronique Chaugne, the mayor's deputy in the municipal council of Gattières, is also very happy about these new luminaires: “The municipality of Gattières thanks Hess for the new luminaires, which are installed at an adequate location,” she says.

“Salon des Maires” - Trade show for municipal needs

This annual trade fair is considered the most important event for regional public procurement in France and is aimed at mayors as well as representatives and players in cities and municipalities. In 2014, 840 exhibitors and approx. 60,000 visitors took part in the fair.
For Hess, the “Salon des Maires”, being an important platform for the municipal sector, was the beginning of a more intensive market cultivation and penetration. In recent months, the company has for example refocused its sales activities in the French market and a dedicated sales team supports its French customers in all matters relating to outdoor lighting and site furnishings.

The VAREDO collection by Jean-Marc Schneider attracted great interest

The new generation of LED luminaires and high-quality site furnishings displayed at the exhibition stand, which included the VAREDO collection by the French designer Jean-Marc Schneider, was perfectly tailored to the design requirements of public spaces.

The VAREDO family comprises, in addition to the two-tone varnished LED outdoor luminaires which are already standard, an illuminating bollard, a barrier bollard, a bench in diverse variants, a bicycle rack and a waste receptacle. This allows the implementation of holistic design solutions for public spaces and varying functional requirements - using a harmonious and uniform expression of design.

About Hess GmbH Licht + Form:
Thanks to an extremely varied range of luminaires, Hess is able to fulfil every lighting design requirement in outdoor public spaces and exterior architectural lighting. Perfectly matching, high-quality site furnishings complete the product portfolio.

Light and form are part of our company name, and thus firmly anchored in our corporate philosophy and our very genes. Hess stands for the very best lighting solutions and an unparalleled expression of design. The perfect interplay of light and form is what makes our products unique. Combining lighting and furnishings to optimum effect allows integrated concepts and customised special solutions to be implemented across urban and outdoor spaces in line with the Hess slogan "We design cities".

Tradition, innovation, and design have made Hess to a leading international brand. Hess supports and accompanies architects, planners, cities, communities, and building owners from the planning stage through to installation – throughout Europe and beyond. With the main factory located in Villingen-Schwenningen (Germany), there is also a manufacturing site in Gaffney, South Carolina (USA). Hess has been a subsidiary of the Nordeon Group since 1 October 2013.


Contact details

Hess GmbH Licht + Form
Marco Walz
Management Communications
Lantwattenstraße 22
78050 Villingen-Schwenningen
Tel.: +49 (0) 7721 920 475
E-mail: marco.walz@hess.eu

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