Plusminus is a lighting collection that must be experienced first hand in order to truly appreciate. That is precisely what a team of international design journalists got to do at the Vibia headquarters in Barcelona.
Then dinner and drinks within the Vibia HQ that is ideally organised to illustrate the possibilities of this innovative lighting collection, from the gallery like showroom to the dining room.
With its extensive kit of parts Plusminus invites lighting specialists, interior designers and architects to flex their creativity.
Any number of configurations is made possible thanks to the innovative separation of the electrical feed and support system from the diffuser.
This permits fittings to be attached at will while the support belt also enjoys its own individual autonomy. The connectivity both literal and figurative through the collection is a belt that has an electrical current woven into its fabric.
There are five distinct luminaries that can be attached to the belt: spherical, semi-spherical, conical, spotlight and linear (standard and Low UGR) diffuser.
Journalists also got to see first hand the kit of parts that makes all the dynamic compositions possible.
Each belt, which can be cut as needed, accommodates multiple luminaires and operates with simple plug-in technology for unparalleled ease of installation and connection.
The belt offers adjustments in tension from taut to relaxed as well as click-and-connect functionality, snapping into a buckle attached to each luminaire.
A series of fixing elements further allows the collection to engage with the architecture of the spaces where the collection is configured. The sculptural possibilities are therefore literally limitless.
The ground breaking collection represents a unique product within the lighting sector. One that allows greater freedom than ever before for integrating architecture and light.
As well as the format the textures and finishes of Plusminus reward scrutiny, Vibia’s colour palette and the choice of weaves for the belt are mutually complimentary. However the online configurator is an equally important part of the system.
An intuitive tool for designers, allowing virtual construction of their bespoke lighting systems before assembling the finished real-world final design.