Behind the Design: The Ghost Collection

18th October, 2021

A study in contrasts, Ghost embodies both spirit and materiality, invisibility and presence. The collection by Arik Levy features two formats and represents a contemporary reimagining of the grand lights that once graced entryways and living areas. True to its namesake, Ghost evokes an ethereal presence that assumes its full effect when illuminated.

Vibia The Edit - An Ethereal Presence: Introducing Vibia’s Ghost Collection

The table lamp features a stacked silhouette of sensuous forms encircled by a black band that serves as a hand-touch dimmer.

Vibia The Edit - Behind the Design - Ghost
Vibia The Edit - An Ethereal Presence: Introducing Vibia’s Ghost Collection
Vibia The Edit - An Ethereal Presence: Introducing Vibia’s Ghost Collection

The Ghost pendant is large in scale yet delicate in form, floating overhead from nearly invisible cables to create an elegant focal point.

This collection is a pass par tout. It can be anywhere, just like a ghost. It is a great living room light as much as it is a great hospitality centre light, hanging or floor its glow will radiate and create warmth and cosiness.

Vibia The Edit - Behind the Design - Ghost
Vibia The Edit - An Ethereal Presence: Introducing Vibia’s Ghost Collection

Inspired by the idea of making light without an object, Levy created what he calls “an invisible object full of light.” Evoking the characteristics of its name, Ghost is “there but not there, appearing and disappearing,” Levy says.

Vibia The Edit - Behind the Design - Ghost

The smooth surface of its mouthblown, triplex opal glass enhances the ghostly effect with “the pure, warm glow of intangible matter.”

Vibia The Edit - Behind the Design - Ghost
Vibia The Edit - Behind the Design - Ghost

The table lamp perfectly expresses this concept of light as a material that moves from space to space. Its central belt acts as a kind of membrane that transitions light from one part of the luminaire to the other.

Vibia The Edit - An Ethereal Presence: Introducing Vibia’s Ghost Collection

“Its two large amorphous forms become a glow of light that, when dimmed low, are inscrutable like a ghost.”

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