Vibia and Milan Design Week 2022: The Highlights

June 27, 2022

Milan Design Week celebrated its 60th anniversary with a programme focused on creativity and innovation. Vibia participated in the preeminent international event, showcasing its collections at Salone de Mobile in the Rho fairgrounds as well as at Fuorisalone in the Brera Design District.

Vibia The Edit - Milan Design Week 2022

At Fuorisalone, Hi Lite Next served as the site of a special Vibia event on June 7 to reveal its latest luminaires.

Vibia The Edit - Milan Design Week 2022
Vibia The Edit - Milan Design Week 2022
Vibia The Edit - Milan Design Week 2022

Several installations of Plusminus were shown as well as Diego Fortunato’s Mayfair Mini.

Vibia The Edit - Milan Design Week 2022
Vibia The Edit - Milan Design Week 2022
Vibia The Edit - Milan Design Week 2022

Another Fuorisalone display of Vibia luminaires was at Elmar Cucine, a showroom designed by the acclaimed architect studio Palomba Serafini.

Vibia The Edit - Milan Design Week 2022
Vibia The Edit - Milan Design Week 2022
Vibia The Edit - Milan Design Week 2022

Four Plusminus installations and four Mayfair Mini brightened the space. The latter, measuring a diminutive 38cm x 20cm, cast a contained pool of diffuse, downward light for an intimate effect.

Vibia The Edit - Milan Design Week 2022

The DAAily Lounge at the Swiss Center included a group of Plusminus semi spheres suspended over café tables, illuminating an Archdaily, Architonic, and Designboom event on June 8.

Vibia The Edit - Milan Design Week 2022

Inspired Barcelona, a travelling exhibit held at Fuorisalone, featured an installation of Plusminus semi spheres and the Flat pendant by Ichiro Iwasaki, a disc-shaped diffuser that forms horizontal planes of light. Martín Azúa, who has designed several collections for Vibia, created Inspired Barcelona, which showcases the Catalan city’s creativity in different lounge spaces.

Vibia The Edit - Milan Design Week 2022 - Flat
Vibia The Edit - Milan Design Week 2022

Vibia displayed several collections at Salone de Mobile, including at Salone Satellite, a special exhibit targeted to designers under 35 years old.

Vibia and Milan Design Week 2022: The Highlights
Vibia The Edit - Milan Design Week 2022

Here, visitors found a large spherical version of Stephan Diez’s Plusminus, a groundbreaking lighting system featuring a textural fabric ribbon that conducts electricity and fastens like a belt.

Vibia The Edit - Milan Design Week 2022

The Arper booth at Salone displayed Vibia’s Flamingo collection by Antoni Arola. The floating, multi-layered Flamingo gives off a gradation of ambient light within its elegant form.

Vibia The Edit - Milan Design Week 2022

Flamingo was also on display at Salone’s Expormin booth, along with Arik Levy’s Wireflow Freeform and North wall lamp. The personalisable Wireflow is crafted of black electrical cables for an industrial yet ethereal feel, while North allows light to be placed exactly where needed with its deconstructed, adjustable design.

Vibia The Edit - Milan Design Week 2022
Vibia The Edit - Milan Design Week 2022
Vibia The Edit - Milan Design Week 2022

In Salone’s Potocco booth, visitors saw a trilevel Flamingo luminaire as well as a Mayfair table lamp by Diego Fortunato that reimagines the traditional 19th-century French bouillotte fixture in a modern design.

Vibia The Edit - Milan Design Week 2022

Plusminus and Mayfair Mini is expected to be released later this year in US and Canada.

Featured Products:
Plusminus
Mayfair Mini
Flat
Flamingo
North
Wireflow Free-Form
Mayfair