Designed by Toan Nguyen, Vibia’s stunning Algorithm collection resembles a sparkling constellation of illuminated drops that appear to float mid-air. Equal parts precise and poetic, the geometric pendant is affixed to the ceiling from a tubular steel lattice. Sleek tensile cables are studded with glowing, handblown glass spheres powered by LEDs and suspended at different heights for a dimensional feel.
The collection is fully customisable, its delicate design allowing for unique groupings of the globes for a range of public spaces. Read on for inspired examples of Algorithm in action.
In an entrance area, a large-scale installation of Algorithm is arranged in 15 sleek rows. Suspended like a sequence of airy curtains overhead, it illuminates the sprawling space while adding a visual anchor. The bespoke design seamlessly shifts in height and width, a striking triangular silhouette that doubles as a dramatic sculptural element.
An intricate arrangement of long slender cables fills a double-height ceiling in a waiting area, lending intimacy to the lofty room. The unfolding composition features two intersecting arcs that connect both sides of the space. At once dynamic and static, its mesmerizing pattern creates the look of a double crown overhead.
In a rectangular lobby, Algorithm is arranged along the perimeter of the walls to delineate the seating space below. The front and rear fringe slope in opposite directions to form a subtle X silhouette, an architectural flourish that enlivens an otherwise restrained design.
Distinct clusters of Algorithm illuminate a staircase in an innovative design scheme. Each grouping contains seven streamlined glass-tipped cables, and the arrangements ascend in parallel with the pitch of the stairs. The composition creates a sensation of light accompanying people as they progress upwards.
Algorithm also lends itself well to reception spaces. Here, Algorithm dances across a desk like delicate wind chimes. Double strands ground the design, while a shorter single cable dips and rises above them like musical scales. The result is whimsical and friendly—perfect for welcoming people.
A similar Algorithm configuration brightens a bar counter. A pair of cables rises and fall along the length of the bar in a lilting, personalised pattern. Neatly filling the small space, it produces a ready focal point that signals guests to approach.