Zumtobel, one of the world’s leading lighting brands, has a long history of utilizing notable architects and designers to collaborate on projects. This storyline continued when they approached Gensler to redesign the latest iteration of their classic family of MellowLight, a technical luminaire with more than 30 years of global sales success. The redesign, which would be awarded the iF Design Award, is the sixth generation of the luminaire. The design of MellowLight became a balancing act of historical product references, technology innovations, and new trends in workplace design. The end product, available globally in both Evolution and Infinity configurations, marked the first time a Zumtobel product was designed, engineered, and ultimately manufactured locally in all three major global markets — Europe, North America, and China.