Enviable Entrances Illuminated by Vibia

An entry area is an opportunity to make a strong first impression, and businesses often use this space strategically to telegraph their unique culture and set an immediate mood. A key component in establishing this atmosphere is the lighting design—both to complement the furnishings and décor and to draw attention to specific spots and architectural details.



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A new landmark building in Quito, Ecuador, the Gaia building by KPMB Architects is a mixed-use space known for its distinctive ribbon-like façade. Adamson Associates and ERA Architects created an interior that’s equally dramatic with a double-height entrance that mixes rich materials such as marble, wood and leather. Hovering overhead is Arik Levy’s Wireflow chandelier, its slim black cables forming an ethereal, three-dimensional outline that echoes the sleek staircase railings and the foyer’s open feel.


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At the five-story Inres offices in Florence, Italy, the entrance acts as a transition between indoors and outdoors with floor-to-ceiling windows and a profusion of natural materials. The open space is anchored by a reception desk, above which hangs a trio of sleek Skan pendants. Designed by Lievore, Altherr, Molina, the lamp’s striking simplicity and pure form is perfectly in keeping with the room’s minimalist mien and organic sensibility.


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Located in Santiago, Chile, the elegant NH Ciudad de Santiago hotel welcomes visitors with a dramatic entryway featuring a sweeping, circular staircase panelled in brass. Lighting design firm Opendark deployed Toan Nguyen’s Algorithm pendant, affixed to the ceiling with a striking tubular steel lattice. Suspended over the steps, its long cables are studded with glowing, hand-blown glass spheres that recall a sparkling constellation and draw the eye upwards to a clear focal point.


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