Light Projections in a modern Ambience

me and all hotel

In the newly opened Dusseldorf me and all hotel, projected graphics draw attention to the exclusive gastronomic offer.

With their urban, casual and informal flair, the me and all hotels appeal to city tourists and business travelers who want to combine life, work and communication with living comfort. Fine bamboo wood as a wall cover, dark cubes made of solid wood, which serve as comfortable armchairs and airy and light paper lamps on the ceiling – at the first me and all hotel in Dusseldorf the guests immerse in a charming and cozy ambience, interrupted by surprising eye catchers and spacious areas to work and relax. The light projections of German manufacturer Derksen Lichttechnik fit harmoniously into this high-quality interior design without drifting into kitschy cliché. The projected graphics draw attention to the lounge “11” on the top floor.

KÖ-Bogen Düsseldorf, a dynamic directional system


The even facade in pale stone and glass is broken by diagonal cuts with sculptures and planted greenery. These create on the side of the „Hofgarten“ park a combination of nature and architecture, of indoor and outdoor space. The asymmetrical floor plan attracts attention due to its curves, wavelike embayments and sharp angles. The two parts of the building are connected by a bridge. The three lower floors house the flagship stores, exclusive boutiques and restaurants. The three upper floors provide space for offices. The four-storey underground car park is accessible via newly built road tunnels.

The directional system in the entrance area to the car park and offices has been developed in collaboration with Derksen Lichttechnik specifically for this building. From the ceiling, three recessed PHOS 60 systems project information onto the wall between ticket machine and elevator. The devices are controlled via the in-house data bus system and present current information depending on time of day and day of the week.

Light Signage System


The LED projector PHOS for IKEA stores

Light can communicate the necessary orientation for customers and visitors in complex buildings. Projections replace stickers, information boards or posters and integrate harmoniously in the interior concept. Using the latest LED technology, projection systems by Derksen are exceptionally durable and energy-saving. The devices are inserted in the ceiling track system and, thanks to the specially developed base, safely click into place. The projected arrows are 360° swivelling and can be easily positioned without using any tools.

Vorarlberg Museum Bregenz

Vorarlberg Museum, Austria

Cultural history in a new outfit

In the immediate vicinity of Lake Constance, next to the Kunsthaus and National Theatre, the new Vorarlberg Museum opened on 21 June-2013. The listed building of the Cultural History Museum was extended by a two-storey heightening and a five-storey, block-shaped outbuilding. The striking facade is dominated by the „concrete blossoms“ that were formed from the bottoms of commercially available disposable PET bottles.

The extensive collection presents archeology, history and art of the province of Vorarlberg. The exhibitions are to give visitors of all ages sensual experience and intellectual knowledge. On the one hand, the PHOS 20 projection systems illustrate and comment on the exhibits, on the other hand they project a directional system on floors and walls over the whole building.

Outdoor Projection at the Rautenstrauch-Joest-Museum

Vorarlberg Museum, Austria

For more than a hundred years the Rautenstrauch-Joest-Museum has presented non-European history, art and culture in North Rhine-Westphalia. As a public institution it encourages the understanding and tolerance in a society that is increasingly dominated by a multicultural coexistence.

The new building near the Neumarkt in Cologne was opened after eight years of construction in October 2010. The proximity to the inner city and the excellent public transport connection make the museum an attraction for an international audience. The huge Indonesian rice storage in the central foyer creates a new cultural emblem.

The main entrance is located on the north side of the new building, on a major thoroughfare. Information on current exhibitions and programs is projected with light onto the façade, using two graphic projectors – GL 1200 EL – from the German projection specialist Derksen Lichttechnik. The devices are mounted in front of the main entrance on a street lighting pole and project images at a height of ten meters onto the left and center wings of the building. Distortions resulting from the oblique angle of projection have been excluded in the preparation of the images, so that text and graphics are displayed in the correct aspect ratio.

The projection technology provides owners with two key advantages: first, messages can be placed without on-site changes to the facade, on the other hand, the motives can be changed easily and inexpensively.

Shapes of Light

Red Dot Design Museum

The red dot award 2010 was presented to the Hilti design team.

From the 6th of July until the 1st of August the Hilti design team presented a special exhibition in the Red dot design museum which is situated on the grounds of the worlds cultural inheritance Zeche Zollverein in Essen. The exhibition featured their prize crowned product under the title, “Designed for use. Not for museums,“ in an ambience that was cleverly produced using a building site theme.

The site workers were projected into the scenery using graphic light projection techniques. On top of that a multi lingual commentary on Hilti tools was displayed. The silhouettes of the workers and the text were projected onto the concrete walls with three powerful Derksen GL 1200 projection systems. Each system is equipped with a gobo magazine which can change its own gobo during its running cycle thereby projecting three different motifs.

The parallax equalization makes the difference. A particular challenge to the realisation of the exhibition was to eliminate perspective blurring of the images through a so called „parallax equalization“. Using a new calculation method and correcture of the motif it was possible for the Derksen team to make the perspective blurring effect almost invisible.