With the launch of CREA comes 14 new collections with 5 new modular design families. All of them easily designed through Vibia’s interactive website featuring full CRM and project management tools available through CREA.
When we visited Vibia at Euroluce last year, we wrote that they stole the show with the introduction of their newest modular systems that are as much art installations as they are lighting systems. Vibia’s R&D visionaires have created CREA (Create Your Project), a digital design tool featured on the Vibia website to go hand in hand with all their latest designs, but configured to work for any Vibia product.
Things you should know about CREA
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Tagged CREA program, HD Expo Vibia, Modular lighting, Vibia Crea, Wall light installation
ARES at LIGHT+BUILDING 2012, in photo: La Dina in their Fantasy Garden theme
Sunday was the first day of Frankfurt’s Light+Building fair: The world’s biggest trade fair for lighting and intelligent building. It boasts over 1,500 lighting manufacturers (including Brand Van Egmond, Vibia, Flos, Ares, DGA, Fabbian, Marset and Bover) making it one of the most complete representations of the lighting industry.
Marset at LIGHT+BUILDING DAY 2012, in photo: Pleat Boxes by Javier Manosa
From decorative to architectural to outdoor, almost the full spectrum of lighting is represented at the fair. The theme at Light+Building this year is energy efficiency and incorporating lighting efficiency into the broader scheme of engineering, architecture and construction. On our first day we visited the booths of Ares and Marset – two brands that never disappoint in their showings.
Here are some photos from our first few days at the fair:
ARES at LIGHT+BUILDING DAY 2012, in photo: Greta Floor Outdoor Floor Lamp
Marset at LIGHT+BUILDING 2012, in photo: Tamtam Pendant
As the featured lighting brand at Salone del Mobile this year they’re excited to introduce these two very original additions to their collection:
by Lukas Peet
Jewelry is the inspiration for Rudi, a series of pendant lamps named after Lukas Peet’s father. Rudi is made from bent brass tubes that hold handmade cold cathode lamps. The fixtures hang from their cords, which are knotted around the metal tubes.
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Tagged Jason Miller, Lukas Peet, Mini Endless, New lights at Salone Del Mobile, Roll & Hill, Rudi light, salone del mobile
The Maxi Outdoor Floor Lamp
Based out of Barcelona, Bover’s unique perspective on lighting has enabled them to build and design an outdoor collection that exudes the warmth and the timeless sophistication of life by the sea.
“Those of us who live near the Mediterranean know all the nuances of light. For this reason, when night comes, we transform it into little spacelets of day.”
Lluís Porqueras, of the Bover design team
The Lineana Family
The Fora Family
Fora Outdoor Floor Lamp designed by Gonzalo Milà and Alex Fernández Camps
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Tagged Bover Fora, Bover Lineana, Bover Maxi, Christophe Mathieu, Gonzalo Milà and Alex Fernández Camps, Joana Bover, lighting outside, Lluís Porqueras, outdoor floor lamps, Outdoor Lighting, outdoor pendants, spanish lighting
Werner Aisslinger with his Behive for Foscarini
Werner Aisslinger‘s collaboration with Foscarini has won him yet another Red Dot Award – an award he’s one several times over the last 1o years.
Foscarini’s BeHive wins for its sculptural quality and innovation. As described on Aisslinger’s site:
“The appealing volume of Behive is the result of the overlapping of a sequence of rings in successively larger sizes. Deceptively simple and regular in appearance, the rings of Behive are the result of a highly complex collaborative engineering process and materials research for which Foscarini is so well known.”
Through some creative designing, the light source cannot be seen through the slits of the BeHive from any given angle and its warm, generous luminosity and familiar shape make it a flexible piece, fitting for a number of surroundings.
Watch Foscarini’s video with Aisslinger in his studio, below, discussing his inspiration and process for the BeHive. He explains that its simplicity is rather deceptive as a lot of creative engineering had to go into producing its seamlessness.
Congratulations to both Foscarini and Aisslinger!
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Tagged Aisslinger studio, Behive, Behive lamp, Foscarini, Foscarini beehive, Red Dot Award Foscarini, Red Dot Design Award, Werner Aisslinger