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Vibia’s Duo Ceiling Lamps Brighten a Flagship Financial Centre in Barcelona

Designed by award-winning studio Francesc Rifé, CaixaBank’s new All in One flagship offices in Barcelona represent a cutting-edge concept for the financial centre. Housed in a 1960s Bauhaus-style building, it brings together the bank’s different business groups in one hybrid space.

All in One occupies three levels, including a basement with an auditorium, a hospitality area on the ground floor featuring a café and lounge, and banking divisions on the floor above. The striking space, marked by undulating walls and open layouts, is unified throughout by common materials such as walnut slats, brass accents, and textural tile. Large LED screens projecting landscape imagery on all floors provide a bucolic window to the outdoors.

Nodding to the office’s wooden construction elements, the studio chose Vibia’s Duo lamps for illumination. The ceiling lights by Ramos & Bassols are inspired by nature and feature a veined oak interior in an organic, inverted bowl silhouette. Wrapped in a sleek aluminum shell, the material mix is both earthy and refined.

Photo by David Zarzoso | courtesy of Vibia

Affixed to the ceiling, Duo integrates into the architecture like a skylight channeling brightness from the outside, an ideal complement for the setting with its limited natural light.

Above the reception desk hangs a trio of Duos. They create a focal point in the open area and welcome visitors with a soothing, sophisticated sensibility.

A series of Duos are also placed along a walkway in the basement. Their circular silhouette echoes the arc of the hallway, offering an undulating counterpoint to the rectilinear geometry of the walnut walls around them.

In the lounge area a single Duo brightens a semi-enclosed cubicle. The wood interior casts a warm glow that draws the eye amid a field of white lights, while its sleek aluminum shell offers an even distribution of light upon the workspace.

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