Emanating in patterns
by Anna Moldenhauer | 4/3/2018
A luminaire whose light source remains hidden: Stefan Diez has designed “Guise” for Vibia.
Antoni Arola was inspired by the beauty of historic
hanging gardens with the creation of Palma.
And other references closer to home such as
Mediterranean rationalism, giving his design an
element of cultural continuity. It’s a lighting system
that introduces the planting normally associated
daylight in the outdoors, to an indoors setting.
And promotes a return to nature for our day-today
Palma’s design is based on elemental forms, its luminous quality expressed though a warm quality dimmable light. Filtered by two glowing half spheres of blown opal glass, joined together by an aluminium ring, in a graphite or white finish. The classic globe, slightly flattened here evolves towards a more organic form and the suspended version with an almost imperceptible cable support accentuates the floating sensation.
The collection also makes possible multiple globe compositions, vertical and horizontal in order to create visual axes on a larger scale, integrating vegetation, for both the pendant and the wall sconce versions. It can also be used as an individual globe. With this approach numerous options are made possible. One of the most innovative is the use of multiple wall sconce lamps for public spaces.
Antoni Arola considers Palma as if it were a landscape project that will be transformed over time, once the designer has finished the first part of the job. The capacity for Palma to create ambience within an interior setting increases with its growth like a luminous hanging garden.
|Light regulation||stepless dimmer|
|Stand/ mounting||fixed mounting|
|Width||550 mm / 850 mm / 1200 mm / 1950 mm|
|Form of protection (DIN 40050)||IP20 protection against: solids > 12 mm|
|Safety class||class I (protective earthing)|
|Fire prevention classes||F|
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