My Pick: Designer Professionals Select Their Favourite Ceiling Lights

16th October, 2020

Ceiling lights often serve as the anchor of a room’s lighting scheme. Positioned overhead, they provide general illumination in a wide range of shapes, sizes, and materials. What’s more, in versions from pendants to chandeliers to flush mounts, these essential fixtures can add as much style as light to an interior.

We asked several design professionals to weigh in on their favourite Vibia ceiling lamps. Topping the list? Duo by Ramos & Bassols, Flat by Ichiro Iwasaki, and Structural by Arik Levy.

Vibia The Edit - My Pick: Designer's Favourite Ceiling Lights - Duo
Vibia The Edit - My Pick: Designer's Favourite Ceiling Lights - Duo

Combining the rich texture and warmth of a natural wood interior and the technical refinement of an aluminum shell, the Duo ceiling light is a study in contrasts. The veined oak and gently curved silhouette lend an earthy, organic element, while the metal exterior offers a refined finish and ensures an even distribution of its LED light source.

Vibia The Edit - My Pick: Designer's Favourite Ceiling Lights - Duo

Duo, which is available in either an inverted-bowl silhouette or a large-scale ring shape, exudes a soothing, enveloping sensibility.

Vibia The Edit - My Pick: Designer's Favourite Ceiling Lights - LSE Lighting

For James Mansfield, director of London-based LSE Lighting, Duo’s appeal is “its versatility,” he says. “You can use it for both commercial and residential projects.”

“You can use it for both commercial and residential projects.”

Vibia The Edit - Layers of Light: ceiling lamps Flat

Iwasaki’s Flat ceiling light features distinctive, disc-like diffusers positioned at different heights. Its horizontal planes reflect light off their surface, creating layers of indirect illumination that appear illuminated from within.

Vibia The Edit - My Pick: Designer's Favourite Ceiling Lights - Flat
Vibia The Edit - My Pick: Designer's Favourite Ceiling Lights - Flat

The LED-powered ceiling lamp comes with two or four discs, the smaller complementary plate capturing and directing light back at the larger plate to generate pockets of soft, pooled light.

Seamlessly merging lean lines and sculptural spheres, this fixture integrates with the surrounding architecture and infuses a space with a soothing, Zen feel.

Vibia The Edit - My Pick: Designer's Favourite Ceiling Lights - Flat

Flat was the choice of Evy Ricour, who works at Collective, a design brand agency in Bruges, Belgium. For her, a hallway is the ideal place to deploy the minimalist fixture.

Vibia The Edit - My Pick: Designer's Favourite Ceiling Lights - Structural
Vibia The Edit - My Pick: Designer's Favourite Ceiling Lights - Structural

The Structural ceiling lamp is marked by a geometric rigour and minimalist aesthetic. Simple cubic forms enclosed in aluminum boxes bathe walls in a wash of direct and indirect LED-powered light. They are paired with slender metal rods that both join and separate the volumes, a deconstructed design that creates points of light in space.

Vibia The Edit - My Pick: Designer's Favourite Ceiling Lights - Structural

With its pared-down profile, Structural integrates seamlessly into any setting.

Vibia The Edit - My Pick: Designer's Favourite Ceiling Lights - illum srl

Diletta Russo, a manager at illum srl, a Florence-based lighting showroom, selected Structural as her favourite ceiling lamp. She envisions it brightening a bedroom.