It nourishes us and soothes us, both outdoors and from within the built environments in which we work, live and love. Vibia believes that life is more joyful, beautiful and rewarding when we consider light. They design with natural light at the forefront of their minds, finding ways for it to feature in every part of living, both now and in the future. One way to create a safe and comfortable work environment is with creative lighting.
A new normal has been ushered in, with myriad changes in our work and home lives. Companies are reimagining office spaces to safeguard employee health and increase wellness with new physical layouts. Meanwhile, for the many people who will continue working remotely or in a hybrid mode, they require home offices that are productive and flexible enough to function in a physically distanced configuration.
The Ghost pendant by Arik Levy evokes an ethereal presence in this conference room. Its large-scale silhouette hangs low, forming a luminous focal point that’s perfect for unifying a meeting area with its warm, welcoming radiance.
The pendant also accents an open table in a home office. It appears to descend from the sky from invisible cables with a sculptural look, while bathing the surface in soft light.
Another Arik Levy design, Sticks offers endless arrangements for home or office spaces. One composition features a rod cutting across each desk then swooping upwards to create its own architectural plane in space. In a second Sticks layout, a row of rotatable rods lines the walls and cantilevers out in crisp right angles. The geometric profile anchors the tables in the lofty room and provides vertical and horizontal light.
In a home office, Sticks defines the corner of a room, rising up along a wall and connecting to another rod that extends into space. The design delineates the work area with a graphic border and illuminates the wall and the length of the desk.
A pair of Kontur pendants by Sebastian Herkner illuminates this communal office table. Floating within its bold, black frame and fit with a rounded metal diffuser, it hangs low like a table lamp and generates the ambiant look of raining light.
In an open room with a row of desks, the Kontur pendant helps define each work area. The horizontal volumes unfold across the space with a rhythmic purity that adds design continuity and a feeling of elegant equipoise.
A small meeting table with bar-style seating is brightened by two Duo luminaires. Designed by Ramos & Bassols, its unique material mix features an oak interior contained in a sleek, aluminum shell for a versatile vibe that’s at once earthy and industrial. The inverted bowl silhouette and wood offer a warm, organic sensibility while the metal ensures an even distribution of light on the table below.
The modular Tube collection by Ichiro Iwasaki offers personalisation options with a network of tubes that channels light to different shades. In a conference room, this composition features two ceiling lamps to provide general room illumination connected to a smaller pendant that casts focused light over the bar table.
This home’s dining room table doubles as a desk and is complemented by the Tube luminaire. The metal conduits snake across the ceiling like a metro map with the pendants suspended in a web-like configuration at varying heights and colours for visual dimension and layered lighting.