Vibia Lighting Illuminates a Contemporary Panama City Apartment

Vibia Lighting Illuminates a Contemporary Panama City Apartment

July 24, 2020

In 2018, a sprawling apartment in Panama City underwent a stunning renovation courtesy of local firms Mallol Architects and lighting design studio Arquiluz. The mission? To impart both a sense of privacy and flow in a 640- square-foot family home.

The designers created a contemporary, clean-lined interior whose white palette exudes a look of luminosity and purity. Wood flooring and cabinetry act as a warm counterpoint throughout. Elegant and soothing, the interiors feature restrained furnishings and lighting by Vibia in the living areas.

The formal dining room is illuminated by Toan Nguyen’s LED-powered Algorithm pendant, which creates a striking focal point in the airy, unadorned space. Handblown glass spheres are affixed to a tubular steel structure, recalling a constellation of glowing orbs seemingly suspended in mid-air. The delicate drops rise and fall to form double x’s over the table, its crisp geometry balanced by an ethereal attitude.

A smaller dining area is brightened by the Cosmos pendant. The LED light by Lievore, Altherr, Molina features a cluster of minimalist, lacquered discs that exude a quiet presence. Recalling intergalactic forms floating in space, Cosmos’ circular silhouettes mirror the round table below and the white, grey, and black palette nods to its color scheme.

Photography: Fernando Alda, Omar Oporto
Project: Mallol Arquitectos
Lighting Design: Arquiluz