“Light can never be thought out to a full stop.” Draft & Craft comprises individualised lamps and lighting projects that fulfil criteria beyond prevailing standards. With the new Draft & Craft Collection, RIBAG provides the possibility to creatively differentiate by means of individualised lighting solutions and to optimally match the lighting to both the architecture and the interior design.
Depending on the specific requirements of a given project, the characteristics of RIBAG lamps are attuned to the respective user and spaces when it comes to colours, materials, dimensions and functionality. In our highly individualised society, customers increasingly desire products that meet their expectations and seamlessly fit to their special architectural style. In addition to classic, elegant, functional and especially timeless lamps, RIBAG makes tailor-made special editions. These lamps optimally fit to both the architecture and the overall appearance in concert with the right furniture. The horizons of creative freedom and competence in the creation of individualised and stylish objects are further enhanced by producing colour variations, lamps made from new materials such as leather or wood, as well as special editions. New versatility in designing living spaces is appreciated by customers, but also by architects in planning and by builders.
With care and attention to detail, desired special editions are planned into each project. One of our great strengths is the interdisciplinary collaboration when it comes to design, development and lighting design. Our competent lighting design team puts heart and soul into conception, lighting design and planning. All involved departments are housed at the same location in Safenwil and are in regular dialogue with one another. We advise you during the entire project - from standard lamps to special editions.
ARVA Draft & Craft Collection
ARVA Lens Pendant Lamps are primarily used for diverse purposes in living, hotelier, and restaurant areas. These understated and elegant lamps can be integrated into the architecture unobtrusively or to add emphasis for special purposes. With their round shapes, they are popularly used in meeting places. They combine especially well with furniture pieces such as tables, bars, reception desks, chairs and stools. Black Lens Pendant Lamps, which can be individually combined with a shade, are the basis for the ARVA Draft & Craft Collection. Select from two different leather variations, Rancho terra or Velluto kiesel, as well as two wood types, oak and black walnut. Lamp shades are designed so that the customer can switch them out as desired. The ARVA Draft & Craft Collection offers lighting solutions rich in variety. They reflect the individual preferences of the owner, who is free to add a personal touch by selecting the materials of the shades.
The search for a leather-processing specialist from the region for the realisation of our Draft n’ Craft collection was short. In addition to sophisticated workmanship, regional proximity and the ability to build a long-term partnership played decisive roles. With hand-crafted skill and passion, the various shade coverings are tailored to the client’s individual needs. Intertime, a specialist in the creation of high-quality leather furniture, has congruent values when it comes to production and the demands of design and functionality. They quickly established themselves as the right collaborative partner. Pascal Amacker, Creative Director at RIBAG, selected various leather patterns, manufacturing techniques and colour combinations along with Development Manager Judith Rehmann. The new, decorative collection expands ARVA’s already extensive areas of use in lighting solutions. Whether in a lobby, on a bar, in a lounge, or in the living room – combining with leather furniture creates a harmonious overall concept that meets the requirement of custom solutions.
Solid timber shades from Girsberger
RIBAG contracted Girsberger with the creation of wooden shades. In operation in its fourth generation, this tradition-rich furniture manufacturer since 1889 possesses a high degree of competence in processing solid timber. Generations of family operation continued. In addition to processing solid timber for use in furniture in the office and living spaces, with the «Essentials» collection Girsberger has also demonstrated its competence in precision wood processing in the area of small-format accessories. It is exactly this precision that’s needed when producing both ARVA shades from on-trend wood types oak and black walnut. With plenty of hand-crafted precision, these shades are shaped from solid timber before being refined at the plant. ARVA lamps, which feature wooden shades, harmonise particularly well with modern exposed concrete and combine effortlessly with various furnishings. Individualised solutions from Girsberger represent the same design requirements as RIBAG lamps. With their understated and linear designs, they constitute an especially sophisticated addition for customised interior design.
ARVA gets a new addition
The successful ARVA collection is being expanded to include a pendant lamp with lens optics and indirect light. The new ARVA brings together brilliant, downward-directed light with space-opening indirect light. A diameter of 270 mm and a stylish aesthetic opens it up to new areas of use.
A larger design of the ARVA pendant lamp with lens optics was planned from the beginning,” explains Pascal Amacker, Creative Director at RIBAG. “We were able to display the new model with a variety of leather materialisations for our collaborative partner Intertime on Designers’ Saturday. Afterwards, we received several requests from customers asking if and when the lamp would be available in this form.”
The Lighting Experience
The new ARVA pendant lamp relies on trusted lens technology and captivates with particularly brilliant light. More than just bright, the wider beam angle makes it significantly more present in the room. “This means the ARVA pendant lamp can be used as the single source of light above a table, for example. Arranging them as a group allows you to illuminate even large rooms,” he continues.
Not only is the design new, but also the underlying combination of lighting technology. Brilliant light directed downward is achieved using one single point light source. Using an additional LED board provides a higher percentage of indirect light. “This opens the room, ensures a significantly greater lighting effect, and creates an especially comfortable atmosphere in the room,” elaborates Pascal Amacker.
Expanding the ARVA Draft & Craft Collection
“As a first step, ARVA will be available in housing colours black, white, and grey, with a variety of interchangeable shades in the same colour scheme. The use of different materialisations is much requested and was well received in the smaller ARVA model,” explains Pascal Amacker.
“This is why, as a second step, we will expand the ARVA Draft & Craft Collection. A selection of shade materialisations in wood, leather, concrete, paint colours, and anodised varieties can be combined with the housing.” Attaching the shades using magnets allows for particular flexibility in lighting design, useful for variable interior design as well. The new ARVA opens up ample new opportunities for application. Whether in the private, public, or commercial sphere: There are countless lighting opportunities and various materialisations available upon request.
The new ARVA pendant lamp with a diameter of 270 mm is available from June 2019.