My Pick: Design Professionals Select Their Favorite New Collections

July 8, 2021

To coincide with the launch this summer of Vibia’s new US collections and accompanying catalogue, we reached out to a group of designers to learn about their top picks. Read on to find out their favorites and why they caught the eye of the experts.

Vibia The Edit - My Pick: Sticks
Vibia The Edit - My Pick: Denise Roussakis

“It’s simple, elegant, and strikingly understated but impactful,”

Denise Roussakis, designer at Designs + Things, LLC, in Aventura, FL, selected Sticks by Arik Levy. Fusing space, technology, and architecture, the collection’s sleek, adjustable rods offer a creative toolkit for integrating light into an interior. “It’s simple, elegant, and strikingly understated but impactful,” she explains.

“I love the abstracted effects,”

Vibia The Edit - My Pick: Marcio Decker

Marcio Decker, principal interior designer at Aspen Leaf Interiors in Reno, also chose Sticks. “I love the abstracted effects,” he says.

Vibia The Edit - My Pick: Top
Vibia The Edit - My Pick: Ali Siddique

“I think this collection can change the visual landscape of a space without being too overpowering,”

Top by Ramos & Bassols is another collection debuting this summer. Defined by a pair of concentric circles, the simple spheres create a focal point that recalls a bullseye pulsing with a soft, ambient glow. Ali Siddique, a Chicago-based architectural designer, picked Top as his favorite. “I think this collection can change the visual landscape of a space without being too overpowering,” Siddique says. “It’s well integrated and helps create a rooted, moody vibe.”

“The spheres recall ‘spaces within space,’ playing within the boundaries of their own diameters. These minimalist, playful pieces are part light, part art—what’s not to love!”

Vibia The Edit - My Pick: Alexandra Deahl

Alexandra Deahl, architectural lighting designer and photographer at San Francisco’s Fieldwork Lighting Studio, favors Top as well. “It has a fantastic Turellian quality to it,” she says, referring to the light artist James Turrell. “The spheres recall ‘spaces within space,’ playing within the boundaries of their own diameters. These minimalist, playful pieces are part light, part art—what’s not to love!”

Vibia The Edit - My Pick: Flat
Vibia The Edit - My Pick: Ruth Plascencia

“It’s innovative and I love the rounded shape,”

For Ruth Plascencia, an interior architect and designer at Huitt-Zollars in Houston, the Flat collection stood out. Designed by Ichiro Iwasaki, it features disc-shaped diffusers positioned at different heights that form horizontal planes of ambient light. “It’s innovative and I love the rounded shape,” she says. “Very in vogue.”

“a new and a good way to add task lighting to an informal work setting.”

Vibia The Edit - My Pick: Becky Zoni-McMakin

Becky Zoni-McMakin, an interior designer at RZ Designs in La Mesa, CA, calls Flat “a new and a good way to add task lighting to an informal work setting.”

Vibia The Edit - My Pick: Brisa
Vibia The Edit - My Pick: Arthur Corbin

“Outdoor lighting is now decorative as well as functional,” he explains. “Alfresco gatherings have increased the need for attractive outdoor lighting.”

The Brisa collection, a Lievore, Altherr, Molina design, is inspired by the forest blue bell flower. Its long, slender stem topped with a conical shade captures the bloom’s bowed head and seamlessly integrates into a natural landscape. Arthur Corbin, a San Francisco-based lighting and interior designer at Illuminee, likes Brisa for its versatility. “Outdoor lighting is now decorative as well as functional,” he explains. “Alfresco gatherings have increased the need for attractive outdoor lighting.”