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The Versatile North Collection: Inspired Applications in Residential and Commercial Spaces

2019-05-08T15:20:35+00:008/05/2019 |

Designed by Arik Levy, Vibia’s North Collection draws inspiration from the steady glow of the North Star in the night sky. Defined by a deconstructed silhouette that places light exactly where needed, this highly versatile fixture works equally well in both commercial and residential spaces.

By disconnecting the base, stem, and shade from one another and reconfiguring them in a dynamic system of adjustable parts, Levy has enabled endless options in illumination. Each component can be customised as needed, with the stem serving as a flexible axis. The tighter angle of the shade creates a focused pool of downward light in a desired area, while a softer slant of the carbon rod traces a more open line for diffuse light.

 

In a private home in Vilnius, Lithuania, a pair of North floor lamps illuminates the airy, double-height living room.

 

Vibia - Stories - Versatile North Colletion - NorthVilnius, Lithuania. Project by: Inblum 

 

Triangular shades hang in tandem from elongated carbon arms that arc gently away from their heavily anchored base. One fixture hovers over the dining table, delineating that area, while the second casts an ambient glow adjacent to the sofa.

The shades are suspended at middle height, creating intimacy in the lofty space.

 

Vibia - Stories - Versatile North Colletion - NorthVilnius, Lithuania. Project by: Inblum

 

A residence in Ramat-Hasharon, Israel, features the North pendant hanging in perfect equipoise above the bar counter.

 

Vibia - Stories - Versatile North Colletion - NorthRamat- Hasharon, Israel. Designed by: SHIRA Lavi BD. Photography: Shai Gi

 

Two supporting stems intersect overhead, each holding aloft a simple shade. Its geometric silhouette offers a streamlined, sculptural presence in keeping with the pared-down kitchen décor, while picking up the colour palette of the stools.

 

Vibia - Stories - Versatile North Colletion - NorthRamat- Hasharon, Israel. Designed by: SHIRA Lavi BD. Photography: Shai Gil

 

The North floor lamp also brightens Zebra, a modern brasserie in Paris.

 

Vibia - Stories - Versatile North Colletion - NorthZebra restaurant, Paris. Project: Agence MELCHIOR. Photo: Yann Deret.

 

The fixture’s sleek rods rise up towards the soaring ceiling, drawing the eye to the striking décor dotting the overhead space. Situated next to a pair of live trees, North’s tall, angled stems sprout from weighted bases, recalling those organic shapes with aluminum shades in place of leaves.

 

Vibia - Stories - Versatile North Colletion - NorthZebra restaurant, Paris. Project: Agence MELCHIOR. Photo: Yann Deret.

 

At the Panenka offices in Antwerp, Belgium, the North pendant illuminates the common area and kitchen.

 

Vibia - Stories - Versatile North Colletion - NorthPanenka offices, Antwerp, Belgium. Designed by Bulk. Vibia dealer: Collective 

 

Affixed to the exposed concrete ceilings, a trio of triangular shades runs the length of the table and defines the dining area in the spare, open space.

 

Vibia - Stories - Versatile North Colletion - NorthPanenka offices, Antwerp, Belgium. Designed by Bulk. Vibia dealer: Collective

 

Crafted of cable, steel and rods, it captures the room’s industrial sensibility, while the shades, in different sizes and heights, evoke the celestial feel of forms floating in space.

 

Vibia - Stories - Versatile North Colletion - NorthPanenka offices, Antwerp, Belgium. Designed by Bulk. Vibia dealer: Collective

 

 

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