Design Specials

AROA - the glowing rod 31. March 2021

The next chapter of a success story
RIBAG AROA pendant lamp

The new AROA lamp family launched at the end of 2017 consistently continues the success story of RIBAG's filigree light line and archetype. As an extension of the range, RIBAG launched an AROA floor lamp in the following year. In addition, the lamp series, which won the iF Design Award 2018, was supplemented with attractive color extensions and a practical perforated diffuser.

The story started over two decades ago with the original lamp: TRAPEZ. Together with the advancements achieved through the models of SPINA and SPINAled with regards to technology and form, AROA now marks another milestone in RIBAG’s history. «AROA contains the latest LED technology and surpasses its founding predecessor in terms of efficiency and durability,» explains Pascal Amacker, Creative Director at RIBAG. The carefully set diameter creates the optimum ratio of lighting aesthetics and luminous efficiency. AROA astonishes with its refined and tangible look, innovative technology and unique design. Thanks to its sleek silhouette coupled with the powerful and smooth ends, AROA is the universal solution to so many different spatial demands. AROA always looks impressive as a pendant or mounted lamp or as a splash-proof mounted element with an external control gear. The AROA range is available in lengths of 600 mm to 1500 mm.

AROA Pendant and Mounted Lamps have already proven to be exceedingly popular. As a standard lamp, its form perfectly matches its function. It can be flexibly used for various lighting tasks. «By simply turning the lamps, exciting lighting sequences take shape», explains Pascal Amacker, Creative Director at RIBAG, who adds: «When pointed toward the wall, the room is brightened by gentle indirect light. Alternatively, atmospheric accents are created with direct lighting.»

«When pointed toward the wall, the room is brightened by gentle indirect light. Alternatively, atmospheric accents are created with direct lighting.»

Pascal Amacker, Creative Director

These new standard lamps are supported by a cylindrical base made from high-quality anodised material. The profile additionally extends to the slender base, which features the same clear expressive contours as the lamp itself. «In order maintain the understated look and feel, we integrated the control gears into the base. The lamp is convincingly stable and the unused cable length can be rolled up into the base», says Pascal Amacker in further describing the design. This elegant standard lamp is dimmable and may be controlled via an easy-to-use button.

This new «luminous rod» is the ideal solution for diverse lighting designs: It is ideal by itself in a private living area next to a beautiful chair or when grouped in a reception area or a hotel lobby. There are no limits for this understated and elegant standard lamp.

How often have you wished for a simple anti-glare lamp accessory for those moments when the lighting should be a bit more gentle? Derived from the well-known and beloved perforated metal diffusers from TRAPEZ and SPINA, a similar perforated metal diffuser has now been developed for AROA. Installation requires no tools: The perfectly designed perforated metal diffuser is simply clipped to the diffuser and can be removed just as easily as it is mounted. This is a very easy way to regulate the distribution of light and light intensity after the fact. The perforated metal diffuser effectively reduces the glare of the downward-directed light. It is available in anodised matt aluminium, chrome look as well as in special edition gold brown and can be mounted to the entire AROA lighting range.

The standard lamp, the additional colour choices and the perforated metal diffuser are available from June 2018.

RIBAG AROA pendant lamp

AROA pendant lamp over the dining table.

RIBAG AROA pendant lamp
Inspiration — Making-of AROA