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The Guise collection: Lamps with seemingly invisible light sources
Glass has the property of conducting light.
The GUISE collection is based in that principle where light remains invisible until it reaches an edge.
Each of the elements of the Guise collection features LED technology combined with borosilicate glass. The wall scone version is a crystal disk with a continuous luminous edge detail, the ceiling lamps (which can be vertically or horizontally suspended) and table versions include striations etched into the glass that materialise the light as it passes through it. These striations are very precisely made by robot which combined with the crafted glass disks and tubes make for a highly innovative collection. The lighting intensity is controlled via a sensor that works by proximity without the need to make contact with the glass.
Vibia wins lighting category with Guise at Archiproducts Design Awards 2017.