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Match by Vibia

April 29, 2015

A Q&A with the lighting offering

Where did you grow up?
Most of my childhood was spent in a quaint little town on the outskirts of Barcelona, a place where the elegance of European design meets Mediterranean attitudes.

What was your first big break?
My debut was actually a few years ago at Euroluce in Milan, but just this past December I started making appearances in the United States and Canada.

What’s the rumor mill churning out about you these days?
People like to say a lot of things about me. In truth I’m a tailored lighting solution, allowing
architects, interior designers, and lighting professionals to create light systems that can be adapted to the characteristics of individual spaces and requirements of each project.

Where was the last place the paparazzi photographed you?
So far this week at Euroluce I’ve been under siege. It’s seems like everyone is paparazzi now.

Aside from sugar, spice, and everything nice, what else are you made of?
My canopies are made from lacquered steel and the LED rods and light points are a lightweight yet durable lacquered aluminum that also functions as a heat sink.

If you could get one plastic surgery procedure, what would it be?
I wouldn’t—I take pride in the markedly sculptural definition of my body.

Who are some of your idols and influencers?
The classic HALLEY outdoor arc lamp, also designed by Jordi Vilardell and Meritxell Vidal, is definitely one of the forerunners to my career. This was the first collaboration of the duo and is still a success today.

What’s your biggest turn-on?
I like accent lighting with my linear compositions, but I also love to illuminate central themes of interior decoration. Install me over a dining table, kitchen workspace, or service areas such as a bar counters and reception areas to create a minimalist aesthetic.

Turn-off?
Uniformity. By playing with the repetition of light points, overlapping patterns, and varying heights, my more complex compositions can evolve.

Who would you like to work with next?
It’s hard to say but I love working with architects and lighting designers. They just seem to get me.

What’s the worst part about fame?
What do you mean? Being famous is awesome.

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