Visiting Delta Light
Anyone interested in architectural lighting should take a closer look at Belgium: Based in Wevelgem, West Flanders since 1989, the family-run design manufactory Delta Light has realized lighting projects worldwide. Stylepark and Delta Light recently teamed up to organize a journey of discovery into the world of the luminaire manufacturer for architects and journalists. Before visiting the company’s head office, the group embarked on a guided architecture tour of Brussels, which included large buildings such as Brussels’ main station, but also hidden gems like the culture venue “La Maison du spectacle La Bellone”, a magnificent mansion dating back to 1697. It was designed by architect Jean Cosyn, who also had a hand in the splendid facades on Grand Place. In the 1990s the baroque building was given a glazed dome by architect Olivier Noterman.
Having arrived at the destination in Wevelgem, Managing Director for the German team Oliver Waidmann and Jorn Callens, the Area Manager Export, took over and gave the group a tour of the Delta Light headquarters. The corporate architecture of the building covering some 37,500 square meters was designed by Govaert & Vanhoutte Architects. As both the development departments and production halls and high bay warehouse at Delta Light are under one roof, participants had the opportunity to accompany different parts of the production process, namely to observe how aluminum sections are made for the “Super-Oh!” series, and see the LEDs being inserted into the “Supernova” luminaire. Afterwards, in the Delta Light showroom they could admire the “Superloop” luminaire – the circular or square luminaire with a seamless surface allows you to choose between the settings functional or decorative light. The magnetic spotlights of the “Spy” family can be inserted without tools in the version with an integrated low-voltage track. All the “Superloop Spy” modules tilt 90 degrees and rotate 355 degrees. The trip to Delta Light opened up new perspectives for participants: “Everything was perfectly organized, and the showroom and factory tour were truly impressive,” said Gabriele Kempf of Kempf Architekten.