On the eve of the release of Vibia’s 2020 catalog, we offered a select group of designers and architects a sneak peek to whet their appetites and find out some of their favorite products. Read on for their take on what makes the designs so special.
Sestak noted its customizable capabilities, saying “I like the modular look and the ability to make it different in each application.”
Nigel Walker, interior designer at his eponymous firm in Vancouver, also chose Pin. Its abstract form appealed to him and he noted that “it looks more like art than functional light.”
Another Ichiro Iwasaki design, the Tube collection caught the eye of Philipp von Dalwig, principal of his Brooklyn architecture firm. Tube is formed from a network of tubes that channel light from a single connection to different shades that can be placed precisely where needed.
As von Dalwig explains, “We love the flexibility and special quality of the fixture and mounting detail.”
Puck Wall Art was the favorite of Kamilah Bermudez, project designer at Miami-based MKDA. Created by Jordi Vilardell, Puck is composed of two spheres super-imposed over one another and recalling a solar eclipse pulsing with a soft glow when illuminated.
“It’s truly a unique product both in its simplicity and beauty,” remarks Bermudez. “The light washes the wall well and looks like an art installation at the same time.”
Kelly Greenawalt, a sales agent at Lighting Solutions Inc. in Media, PA, was drawn to the Tempo collection designed by Lievore Altherr. Featuring a simple, streamlined silhouette, Tempo explores the interplay of opacity, luminance, and transparency.