Design journalists meet Plusminus for a sneak preview

10th November, 2021

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.

Vibia The Edit - Design journalists meet Plusminus
Vibia The Edit - Design journalists meet Plusminus
Vibia The Edit - Design journalists meet Plusminus

A preview before the official launch, the event featured an introduction provided by Stefan Diez, Diez Office and Pere Llonch, CEO of Vibia where the collection was explained by its progenitors.

Vibia The Edit - Design journalists meet Plusminus
Vibia The Edit - Design journalists meet Plusminus
Vibia The Edit - Design journalists meet Plusminus

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.

Vibia The Edit - Design journalists meet Plusminus

Any number of configurations is made possible thanks to the innovative separation of the electrical feed and support system from the diffuser.

Vibia The Edit - Design journalists meet Plusminus
Vibia The Edit - Design journalists meet Plusminus

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.

Vibia The Edit - Design journalists meet Plusminus
Vibia The Edit - Design journalists meet Plusminus
Vibia The Edit - Design journalists meet Plusminus

There are five distinct luminaries that can be attached to the belt: spherical, semi-spherical, conical, spotlight and linear (standard and Low UGR) diffuser.

Vibia The Edit - Design journalists meet Plusminus
Vibia The Edit - Design journalists meet Plusminus
Vibia The Edit - Design journalists meet Plusminus

Journalists also got to see first hand the kit of parts that makes all the dynamic compositions possible.

Vibia The Edit - Design journalists meet Plusminus
Vibia The Edit - Design journalists meet Plusminus

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.

Vibia The Edit - Design journalists meet Plusminus
Vibia The Edit - Design journalists meet Plusminus
Vibia The Edit - Design journalists meet Plusminus

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.

Vibia The Edit - Design journalists meet Plusminus

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.

Vibia The Edit - Design journalists meet Plusminus
Vibia The Edit - Design journalists meet Plusminus

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.

Vibia The Edit - Design journalists meet Plusminus
Vibia The Edit - Design journalists meet Plusminus
Vibia The Edit - Design journalists meet Plusminus

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.

Vibia The Edit - Design journalists meet Plusminus

An intuitive tool for designers, allowing virtual construction of their bespoke lighting systems before assembling the finished real-world final design.

Vibia The Edit - Design journalists meet Plusminus
Vibia The Edit - Design journalists meet Plusminus

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