To stimulate the development process for new lights, the owner Andreas Richner has set up a design studio along with the Creative Director Pascal Amacker, in order to encourage innovation. “A good idea does not just follow an amusing trend and is always thought through carefully right to the end”, Andreas Richner emphasises. The design and engineering team dedicates itself to shapes, technologies, craft, design, materials and other creative ideas every day. If an idea looks promising, the product concept is tested by means of a prototype.
RIBAG has various spaces for carrying out the relevant tests: Light measurements, temperature tests and tests for user-friendliness are conducted in the RIBAG design studio.
Great importance is placed upon the design and the finer technical details during the development process. That “certain something” is constantly being sought, be it functional or to do with the lighting technology or design. It is an intensive process until the formal character of a light has been worked out completely and the perfect light form has been achieved.
The design archive
Besides the design studio, the design archive is also particularly important for Pascal Amacker. Relevant items such as lighting technology components, devices, examples of innovative technology, material samples, prototypes and light sources are to be found in this collection. And then of course Pascal Amacker requires a place where he can work on his ideas undisturbed – and this is his spacious drawing workplace. He can compare various concept sketches there. The modern building in Safenwil with its many different and inspiring room conditions is ideally equipped for innovative developments.
Our Creative Director Pascal Amacker tells the story
Pascal Amacker, Creative Director
Pascal Amacker has been Creative Director at RIBAG for three years and he devises new solutions that combine high-quality technology, user-friendly application and timeless design with natural simplicity. The lighting professional spends the majority of his creative working day in the design studio. This is where convincing products originate from a plethora of ideas.
The new AROA lighting collection forms the next chapter of a success story
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. In addition to the usual static lighting colours, the new collection is also available in Tunable White, the dynamic spectrum of lighting colours from warm white 2700° Kelvin to 5700° Kelvin which is similar to daylight. "The lamps are conveniently controlled using the wireless RibagAir Smart Lighting System. This provides a maximum degree of flexibility in order to create the perfect lighting mood", says Pascal Amacker refering to the wireless control system developed by RIBAG. 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.
METRON Office – efficient working with glare-free light distribution
Eighty per cent of all information is received via our sense of sight. Visual comfort thereby has a considerable influence on performance and well-being in the workplace. Designing an optimally lit workplace calls for light solutions that place the well-being of employees at the centre. An optimally illuminated workplace increases motivation and performance. “With METRON Office, new lighting modules are available that combine tried and tested opal diffusors with innovative micoprism technology. This enables glare-free light distribution and soft lighting of the ceiling at the same time, and therefore optimum illumination of the workplace”, Pascal Amacker explains when talking about the new METRON Office lamps. The simple but technologically sophisticated lamp supports the architecture of the office with clear styling. The lamps can either be used individually or put together simply as a system. Whether it is an individual workplace or a large office area to be illuminated – METRON Office means that you have the support of a versatile partner.
MESH special edition black/bronze – a sensuous lighting solution
According to Pascal Amacker, Creative Director at RIBAG, The MESH special edition black/bronze reflects the spirit of the times: “The fine look of the material enjoys great popularity in interior design and on the designer scene”. Whereas the previous lighting collection demonstrated its strengths in office and communications areas in particular, the new special edition is also ideal in the home. The new mounted lamps and pendant lamps with their warm bronze-coloured patterns are reminiscent of a blazing open fire and make the room look cosy straight away. “The recolouring of the pattern has not had any effect on the colour of the light, and nor has the light diffusion changed”, explains Pascal Amacker. As has been the case up to now, the light beams are focused through one lens by two differently coloured LEDs (tunable white version) and directed through a diamond-shaped honeycomb structure, which gives a very homogenous light with perfect glare elimination. “The new casing in classic black forms an elegant pendant, which fits into the environment superbly and discreetly”, says Pascal Amacker of his designs. There is a variety of application options: whether in the workplace or at home, the MESH special edition black/bronze illuminates living areas optimally.