Africa: Purpose portable lighting

As we head back to work after the holidays, it’s important to consider good quality lighting. A well-illuminated space with clearly defined areas of activity can enhance productivity and well-being, especially when it comes to open-plan interiors. Ambient lighting sets the tone, creating soft pools of general, uniform illumination that brighten the entire area. Task lighting, on the other hand, provides the right kind of light for a specific use. The nature and intensity of the light is determined by the intended purpose, thereby defining clear “activity zones” within a space.

Africa: Purpose-led portable lighting

Designed by Francisco Gomez Paz for Vibia, Africa combines richness of form with high performance lighting capabilities. Defined by a slender conical stem and elegant head, its aesthetic beauty is complemented by high flow lighting, making it the perfect companion for detailed task work.

Vibia The Edit - Africa Purpose-led portable lighting
Vibia The Edit - Africa Purpose-led portable lighting

In recent years, many of us have transitioned to flexible working, often from the comfort of our own homes. A good desk lamp is key to being able to concentrate and stay energised. For tasks that require high visibility, such as reading or writing, you need direct, intense illumination focused on the area where the task is performed.

Vibia The Edit - Africa Purpose-led portable lighting

Africa’s high-flow lighting is glare free yet bright enough to prevent eye strain, particularly useful when working long hours on a computer. Designed to adapt to different uses, it provides three levels of intensity, easily controlled by a simple push button at the head.

Vibia The Edit - Africa Purpose-led portable lighting
Vibia The Edit - Africa Purpose-led portable lighting

Portable lighting means you can extend your workspace from your home office to the kitchen or living room with total flexibility. Powered by a long-lasting rechargeable battery, Africa can be moved to precisely where needed with no need for plugs or cables. Its LED source is energy-efficient, helping you to stay focused for longer without worrying about energy consumption.

Vibia The Edit - Africa Purpose-led portable lighting

Lighting by differentiated uses generates specific scenes within a space. Once a designer establishes how each scene will be used, they can define the desired atmosphere using different fixtures. In an open-plan office or library, for instance, Africa can help separate private workspaces from collaborative areas.

Vibia The Edit - Africa Purpose-led portable lighting
Vibia The Edit - Africa Purpose-led portable lighting

When it comes to effective task lighting, the colour temperature, brightness and type of illumination are all important factors. Africa has a comfortable colour temperature of 2700K with a high level of clarity. It also allows the user to regulate how much light reaches a certain surface. Just as the highest setting prevents eye strain, the lowest provides gentle, direct illumination, ideal for fine dining.

Vibia The Edit - Africa Purpose-led portable lighting

Shaped from a single unit of pure aluminium, Africa’s mono-materiality lends both weight and beauty. Its sculptural silhouette creates a striking statement in any kind of workspace, from public libraries and restaurants to hotel lobbies and reception areas. When multiple luminaires are grouped together in one space, the design comes to life with new compositional value.

Vibia The Edit - Africa Purpose-led portable lighting
Vibia The Edit - Africa Purpose-led portable lighting

In today’s society, we seek lighting that accommodates our increasingly hybrid lifestyles. Through a combination of long-lasting batteries and LED technology, Africa is the perfect portable light for flexible workday use. It promises effective illumination for any work environment – home or office, indoor or outdoor – bringing a sense of harmony and well-being, no matter what its intended use.

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