RZB featured in new book on major German companies

To mark its 60th anniversary the Rat fuer Formgebung (German Design Council) has published a book titled Die großen deutschen Marken [Major German companies] comprising portraits of more than 60 successful, design oriented German companies and their histories. Among the companies portrayed in the book is the internationally active lighting fixture vendor RZB, which is headquartered in Bamberg.

An exclusive gala dinner was held in Berlin in late October to mark the publication of Die großen deutschen Marken [Major German companies]. Among the reasons for holding the event in Berlin was to evoke the official parliamentary remit of the Rat fuer Formgebung (German Design Council), which, since its founding in 1953, has devoted itself to raising public awareness concerning the economic and cultural importance of product design.

Bundestag President Norbert Lammert noted the following concerning the Council’s commitment to product design, and publication of the 60th anniversary book: “For six decades the Rat fuer Formgebung (German Design Council) [...] has been successfully promoting the interests of company and design development in Germany and has been strategically promoting up and coming talent. [...] I congratulate the Council on its 60th anniversary and hope that this book will be widely read, as it takes us on a journey through the history of various design worlds, is reflective of the past six decades, and adumbrates future developments.” The book also contains informative essays (in German) with titles such as Design im Dienste der Wirtschaft (Design in the service of business), Markenmehrwert durch Design (Creating value through design) and Marke & Mitarbeiter (Companies and their employees).

RZB.INTELLIGENT TECHNOLOGY. EXCELLENCE IN DESIGN.

For more than seven decades now, RZB has devoted itself to the development and manufacture of the highest quality luminaires. The company’s two guiding principles – intelligent technology and excellence in design – form the basis of and are at the core of everything the company does. Moreover, thanks to the fact that all RZB products are made in Germany, the company is a major force when it comes to the quality, design and future of lighting.

Before a product is given the green light, it has to be energy efficient, it has to be user friendly, and its appearance has to be pleasing; only then is the product added to the RZB portfolio comprising indoor and outdoor lighting fixtures, as well as emergency lighting fixtures and systems. 

RZB products have garnered more than 40 prestigious international design awards over the years. The company regards these distinctions as clear affirmation of the outstanding quality of its products and product development processes.

The Rat fuer Formgebung (German Design Council)

The Rat fuer Formgebung (German Design Council) is an independent and internationally active organization that helps companies to successfully communicate their design expertise, and at the same time seeks to strengthen public awareness of product design in general.

Established in 1953 as a foundation at the behest of the Bundestag, the Rat fuer Formgebung’s PR, exhibits, conferences, workshops and publications seek to promote good product design. The organization currently has around 200 member companies in Germany and abroad that collectively employ more than 1.8 million persons. 

The Rat fuer Formgebung (German Design Council) is an independent and internationally active organization that helps companies to successfully communicate their design expertise, and at the same time seeks to strengthen public awareness of product design in general.

Established in 1953 as a foundation at the behest of the Bundestag, the Rat fuer Formgebung’s PR, exhibits, conferences, workshops and publications seek to promote good product design. The organization currently has around 200 member companies in Germany and abroad that collectively employ more than 1.8 million persons.

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