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Manufacturer: Nimbus
Start year: 1993
End year: 0
The Nimbus Group, founded in 1993 by Dietrich F. Brennenstuhl, is different from most other enterprises - and has been for over 25 years. You can see it in a lot of telling details. For example in the campaign in which Nimbus employees proudly presented themselves as "originals" in larger-than-life portrayals on huge advertising spaces to take a stand on the subject of plagiarism on behalf of their company. Or in the Electronics Inventors Club for schoolchildren with a keen interest in technology. Or in the zero-emission delivery vehicles that run in and around Stuttgart on electricity generated by the firms own solar power system. However, nowhere is the companys differentness more apparent than in its canteen: every morning at 10 o`clock all 160 employees meet to take breakfast together. The warehouseman next to the controller. Designers next to development engineers. Lighting designers next to packers. Salespeople, interns, clerks, marketing experts, architects, interior designers, electricians, acoustics specialists. Company CEO Dietrich F. Brennenstuhl is among those to take a seat at any one of the tables in the room and he is the one who provides the coffee and tea, different kinds of bread, butter, chocolate spread, jam and honey. The walls of the canteen are adorned with a quote that sums up the company philosophy: "I DO NOT SEEK I FIND. Seeking is when you start from old things. And in the new find what is already familiar. Finding is something completely new..." Designers involved: Karim Rashid.



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