Stories Behind: The Halo Jewel Collection

February 8, 2021

Nodding to its namesake, the Halo Jewel collection presents light as a precious ornament. The design by Martín Azúa features both circular and linear styles, its spare shapes suspended in space like delicate bijou on a necklace.

Azúa’s inspiration derived from the pure, elemental quality of light. He captured this concept in a simple design distilled to its essence, merging materials and light in a streamlined silhouette.

Vibia The Edit - Colección Halo Jewel - stories behind
Vibia The Edit - Colección Halo Jewel - stories behind

“The lamp is defined by its rigour,” he explains. “It’s just a line, a circle, a volume that integrates all its components. There are no external parts—it’s clean.”

The collection name came from the circular version—the halo—an iconic spiritual symbol that appealed to Azúa for its restrained form and the idea that it’s generates a soothing, surrounding glow.

Vibia The Edit - Colección Halo Jewel - stories behind
Vibia The Edit - Colección Halo Jewel - stories behind

The fixtures are affixed to the ceiling by a length of slender, artisan-crafted steel in a choice of gleaming gold or sleek black finishes. Adorning the LED-powered diffusers like accents, the steel armature enhances the ornamental look of the lamps while it secures and sets off the minimalist lights—just as a jewelry setting does.

Vibia The Edit - Colección Halo Jewel - stories behind
Vibia The Edit - Colección Halo Jewel - stories behind
Vibia The Edit - Colección Halo Jewel - stories behind

Casting an ambient, glare-free glow, Halo assumes an ethereal air, a quiet presence that nonetheless creates what Azúa calls a distinctive “aura” in an interior.