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ISS University,
Søborg, Denmark

Find out how ISS is making immediate impact with luminous textiles in its university room.
Spectacular lighting solution at ISS' new HQ in Denmark

The luminous textile panels
at ISS University

define the room in which it is installed, without seeming obtrusive.”


- Daniel V Hayden, Partner and architect MAA

ISS creates welcome atmosphere for its customers with Philips office lighting systems
An inside look in the university section at ISS, Denmark lit by Philips office lighting

Customer challenge


ISS was constructing a workplace with a difference. When the global facilities management company was refurbishing its head office, it wanted to have an immediate impact on visitors and clients. Replacing its often-ignored video screens with luminous panels was a bright idea.

The right lighting 

Creating the right impression was paramount to ISS. In particular, it wanted to show what the company stands for in its ‘university’ room, which functions as a learning and meeting area. However, feedback from people who visited the office showed that the existing video setup there was largely ignored. Looking for a modern solution, ISS discussed office lighting possibilities with Philips.


Luminous textile squares were the answer. Their unique color-changing properties meant they could fill the walls of the university room with stimulating visual effects. Using pre-programmed light scenarios, the walls can now display the silhouettes of workers engaged in services that ISS offers. Not only are the light animations fun to watch, but they create a unique atmosphere and remind clients of what’s on offer.


To provide further ambience in the university, iColor Cove QLX linear luminaires, light strips and Fugato RGB downlights were installed. These color changing fixtures can be instantly altered, creating the perfect ambience for learning and conversing. With soft diffused light coming from the panels, and high quality light filling the room, the ISS University now makes a flawless first impression.

“As first-class service providers ourselves, we recognize good service when we experience it, and Philips definitely delivered the goods”

- Casper Isager Hansen, PMO Manager at ISS

Philips luminous textile with Kvadrat Soft Cells

Philips luminous textile with Kvadrat Soft Cells

Light that
speaks volumes

The Team

ISS University




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