Hess is bringing integrated lighting solutions made in the Black Forest to Ecobuild in London

- Sustainability and efficiency are an integral part of the company's philosophy

- The latest generation of products by Hess gives architects and planners plenty of scope to create holistic design concepts for future urban spaces

- Dedicated UK sales team to ensure a high level of customer focus and service


Villingen-Schwenningen/ London (UK), 23. February 2015  

Hess GmbH Licht + Form, an internationally leading manufacturer of designed outdoor luminaires and site furnishings headquartered in Villingen-Schwenningen (Germany), is taking part in the Ecobuild show in London for the first time from 3 to 5 March 2015. This annual exhibition is one of the world's biggest events in sustainable planning and construction as well as green design and energy. Hess will be on Stand S6030 in the South Hall to present its latest generation of energy-efficient LED luminaires and site furnishings for integrated design in urban spaces.

Sustainability is in the Hess genes

The innovative products and solution concepts fully reflect the company's motto "Hess – enhancing urban spaces". Made in the Black Forest, they are characterised by a successful blend of timeless design, traditional craftsmanship and state-of-the-art LED technology.

Hess was early to adopt energy efficiency as an integral part of its product development process and in 2003 became the world's first manufacturer to bring an LED outdoor luminaire successfully to market. Hess has thus played a pioneering role in sustainable, innovative exterior lighting right from the start.

The company's philosophy and products reflect the high standards of quality and environmental management expected in the modern built environment. Premium products by Hess meet the most stringent requirements placed on lighting and design and stand out for their superb workmanship, high-quality materials (the majority of which can be recycled), durability, reliability, and extended maintenance intervals.

The product lines that Hess is showing at Ecobuild give architects and planners a host of attractive design options in the form of very special products and solutions for creating very special urban spaces.

New and award-winning: DALVIK – LED design luminaires and site furnishings
The DALVIK product family expands the Hess portfolio with a completely new collection of LED design luminaires and site furnishings for integrated design concepts. Thanks to variable pole adapters for different pole diameters and variable fitting options, the DALVIK luminaire fulfils a range of lighting requirements.

Even before its market launch in January 2015, the DALVIK luminaire made quite an impression: it was announced a winner at the 2014 Iconic Awards and awarded the Baden-Württemberg "Focus Silver 2014"international design prize. The design luminaire is supplemented by matching aluminium benches with high-quality slats in PEFC-certified ash wood, for example. In the coming months, a successive expansion of the DALVIK family is planned, especially on the site furnishings side.

VAREDO – Mix and match as desired
In 2014, Hess created a generation of luminaires and site furnishings known as VAREDO that offer maximum freedom and flexibility when it comes to designing urban spaces. Landscape architects and planners benefit from the VAREDO family's unique design idiom, feel and finish. The VAREDO range comprises outdoor lighting, illuminating and barrier bollards, a bench in diverse variants, bicycle racks and waste receptacles.

CITY ELEMENTS – Multi-functionality at its best
The CITY ELEMENTS illuminating column offers far more than simply illumination. Featuring combinable elements, these multifunctional columns are available with the most innovative LED technology (XICATO inside) and offer diverse additional solutions for city-centre requirements. These include electricity and water supply, the installation of a camera for security areas, emergency call functions, attractive light projections, Christmas lighting or e-mobility functions.

AVANGARDO 2 – Predestined for integrated lighting concepts
These products for applications around the house are characterised by their lasting quality, durability, reliability and state-of-the-art LED technology. The luminaire families consist of several product groups, for example in-ground and wall luminaires or illuminating bollards with uniform design elements. With their timeless expression of design, the luminaires fit harmoniously into any ambience and are eye-catching in their own right.

Site furnishings – Design and function
Site furnishing products by Hess, such as the SERPO tree grate and the FANO tree guard, are designed with the toughest conditions in mind and at the same time fulfil the highest design requirements. The use of high-quality materials gives the products a unique finish.

Dedicated UK sales team

In addition to presenting high-quality product highlights, Ecobuild also provides an opportunity for Hess to unveil its new sales set-up for the UK market. Jim Ashley-Down, who took on responsibility for UK sales at the beginning of February 2015, and Key Account Manager Robyn Riley are looking forward to the show and to meeting a number of customers and leads. The team supports architects, planners and local authorities on implementing ambitious lighting and design concepts, including the customised special solutions for which Hess is renowned. Customers in the UK and major international architects and planning offices around London will benefit from the new team's high level of customer focus and responsiveness.

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 "enhancing urban spaces".

Tradition, innovation and design have made Hess 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
Jim Ashley-Down
Sales Director UK and Ireland
Mobile: +44 (0) 7716 459 360
E-Mail: Jim.Ashley-Down@hess.eu

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

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