Stories Behind: The Dots Collection

9th March, 2021

Designed by Martín Azúa, the LED-powered Dots collection delivers outsized impact in the form of diminutive cylinders. Its namesake circular shapes trace individual points of light along a wall in a glowing melody that evokes a composition of musical notes in concert with another.

Azúa’s inspiration derived from the idea of a planetarium. His early sketches for the collection—circular shapes drawn on a dark wall— resembled an interstellar galaxy, a concept he developed with Dots. With its landscape of beams and halos, the sconces create an intimate, illuminated universe that connects a space.

Vibia The Edit - Stories Behind: The Dots Collection
Vibia The Edit - Stories Behind: The Dots Collection
Vibia The Edit - Stories Behind: The Dots Collection

Azúa also aimed for diversity with Dots, producing a versatile lighting system available in four versions. Each features a unique cone cutout that generates endless effects ranging from a spotlight to a perimeter halo. Deployed alone like a sparkling jewel or in a group like a glowing galaxy, his design represents a departure from staid sconces with its fresh, playful feel that encourages experimentation.

The Edit - An Intimate Universe of Light: The Dots Collection

Another departure from standard wall lamps is Dots’ choice of materials and finishes. It comes in solid wood or a range of lacquered finishes to further distinguish the simple forms, while providing additional personalised features.

Vibia The Edit - Stories Behind: The Dots Collection
Vibia The Edit - Stories Behind: The Dots Collection