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Let there be power

During PASSAGEN 2008 at imm cologne and at Designparcours in Munich, Merten and HfG Karlsruhe presented the exhibition "Let there be power" (28.02.2008 – 09.03.2008). What happens to the electricity that comes out of socket-outlets, what alternatives are there to conventional wall switches? Merten asked 16 students at HfG Karlsruhe this question.

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The exhibition

Let there be power

Result: A pool of top-class ideas, bubbling with ceiling socket-outlets, tap-dimmers, children's switches, interactive LED luminaires or illuminated key holes. During the Designparcours, the resulting exhibit will amaze and inspire visitors to have a go at these unusual products/ideas.


"Merten distinguishes itself clearly from other manufacturers, not only with products alone but also with its promotion of young design talents, for whom a platform was made here." (PASSAGEN 2008 exhibition visitor statement).


Let there be power - the film (German version)

If you happened to miss the exhibition, you can see the exhibition contents in the following film.


Version 320 x 240, Format: MPG, approx. 33 MB

Version 640 x 480, Format: MPG, approx. 93 MB

Version 320 x 240, Format: AVI, approx. 26 MB

Version 640 x 480, Format: AVI, approx. 65 MB

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