Create an Outdoor Oasis

If the recent heat wave is anything to go by, we’d better get ready for a long hot summer. From barbecues and al fresco dining to relaxing poolside with a good book, the sunny season is finally in full swing and it’s high time we got our outdoor spaces in order.

If you’re lucky enough to have a patio, balcony, or garden, carefully considered outdoor lighting means you can enjoy the fresh air at any time of the day or night. Whether you’re looking to highlight a particular feature, integrate an outdoor seating area, or add an additional layer of sparkle, the right mix of fixtures will turn your outdoor space into a magical oasis after dark, letting you enjoy the warm summer breeze long after sundown.

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Bringing indoor comfort to the outdoor environment has become a major trend in recent years. Designed by Jordi Vilardell, the principal characteristic of the Wind collection resides in the choice of material. Available in a range of finishes, including brown, green and ochre red, its diffuser is made from delicately woven fibreglass, produced using a filament winding technology to create a uniquely textured surface that unites indoor tradition with outdoor use.

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A single, strategically positioned Wind floor lamp can transform an outdoor seating area into a cosy living room, matching the gentle heat of a summer evening with a warm, diffuse glow that won’t overpower your space.

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Alternatively, a cluster will lend a charming look to a spacious terrace, its elegant silhouette introducing pools of soft light into the darkness and encouraging guests to sit back, relax and unwind.

Vibia The Edit - Inspired Ideas for Illuminating Your Outdoor Space - Wind

Since enjoying nature is the main reason for spending time outdoors, the right lighting should enhance the existing scenery. The Meridiano floor lamp is the perfect choice for showcasing a garden’s best assets. As well as a light fitting, it can be composed as a group of stools or a side table, integrating an enchanting seating area into a garden, courtyard or poolside terrace.

Designed by Jordi Vilardell & Meritxell Vidal, Meridiano invites you to approach and absorb its magical luminous effect. Composed of a structure of steel rods in beige grey and off-white and equipped with an invisible LED light source, it radiates with indirect, ambient light from beneath its cover. Scattered across a lawn, Meridiano will decorate the terrain with intricate patterns of light and shadow, while nestling two or three strategically amongst the potted plants of a patio will enhance the surrounding textures and organic forms.

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Vibia The Edit - Create an Outdoor Oasis - Meridiano

Designed by Xuclà, the Empty outdoor lighting collection forms part of Vibia’s ‘furniture meets light’ concept. Much like Meridiano, it incorporates a table, stool and light fixture into a single three-dimensional entity. Ideal for a contemporary terrace or commercial outdoor space, it adapts to any kind of setting, each structure positioned precisely as desired to form a unique arrangement.

Vibia The Edit - Create an Outdoor Oasis - Empty
Vibia The Edit - Create an Outdoor Oasis - Empty

Made of polymer concrete and methacrylate, Empty is weather resistant and built to last. Forming a geometric sculpture by day, at night its austere form is transformed into a luminous seating area or unique light installation thanks to an imperceptible LED source that radiates downwards from beneath its upper surface.

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Dotted around at varying heights, this collection promises to bring a new and dynamic dimension to an understated outdoor environment.

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