The Tempo Collection: Archetypal Lighting, Reinterpreted

January 14, 2020

Designed by Lievore Altherr, Vibia’s Tempo was inspired by the idea of developing a universal language of lighting. To that end, the designers researched lighting archetypes from various regions and cultures around the world, ultimately concentrating on three styles.

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They distilled these to their most basic forms, retaining the distinct look and feel of each while creating a single, unified lighting system.

The LED-powered collection explores the effect of opacity, translucency, and transparency in various bulb shapes, each of which provides unique lighting atmospheres. The glass diffusers are available in a choice of clean-lined pendant or cantilevered wall-sconce fittings. Spare and restrained, Tempo celebrates the simple beauty of a streamlined aesthetic.

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One lamp features a classic round bulb paired with a minimalist, disc-shaped shade that directs light downwards.

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Another reimagines the traditional glass globe in an oval diffuser with progressively opaque glass that emits a soft glow.

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The third lamp in the collection features a triangular bulb with translucent, opal glass for a diffuse, ambient light.

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The Tempo collection is available in graphite black, matte cream white, green, and terracotta finishes.