Draft & Craft

Draft & Craft

“Light can never be thought out to a full stop.” Draft & Craft comprises individualised lamps and lighting projects that fulfil criteria beyond prevailing standards. With the new Draft & Craft Collection, RIBAG provides the possibility to creatively differentiate by means of individualised lighting solutions and to optimally match the lighting to both the architecture and the interior design.

Depending on the specific requirements of a given project, the characteristics of RIBAG lamps are attuned to the respective user and spaces when it comes to colours, materials, dimensions and functionality. In our highly individualised society, customers increasingly desire products that meet their expectations and seamlessly fit to their special architectural style. In addition to classic, elegant, functional and especially timeless lamps, RIBAG makes tailor-made special editions. These lamps optimally fit to both the architecture and the overall appearance in concert with the right furniture. The horizons of creative freedom and competence in the creation of individualised and stylish objects are further enhanced by producing colour variations, lamps made from new materials such as leather or wood, as well as special editions. New versatility in designing living spaces is appreciated by customers, but also by architects in planning and by builders.

With care and attention to detail, desired special editions are planned into each project. One of our great strengths is the interdisciplinary collaboration when it comes to design, development and lighting design. Our competent lighting design team puts heart and soul into conception, lighting design and planning. All involved departments are housed at the same location in Safenwil and are in regular dialogue with one another. We advise you during the entire project - from standard lamps to special editions.

ARVA Draft & Craft Collection

ARVA Draft & Craft

ARVA Lens Pendant Lamps are primarily used for diverse purposes in living, hotelier, and restaurant areas. These understated and elegant lamps can be integrated into the architecture unobtrusively or to add emphasis for special purposes. With their round shapes, they are popularly used in meeting places. They combine especially well with furniture pieces such as tables, bars, reception desks, chairs and stools. Black Lens Pendant Lamps, which can be individually combined with a shade, are the basis for the ARVA Draft & Craft Collection. Select from two different leather variations, Rancho terra or Velluto kiesel, as well as two wood types, oak and black walnut. Lamp shades are designed so that the customer can switch them out as desired. The ARVA Draft & Craft Collection offers lighting solutions rich in variety. They reflect the individual preferences of the owner, who is free to add a personal touch by selecting the materials of the shades.

Available from June 2018.

Regional collaborations

High-quality leather shades from Intertime

High-quality leather shades from Intertime

The search for a leather-processing specialist from the region for the realisation of our Draft n’ Craft collection was short. In addition to sophisticated workmanship, regional proximity and the ability to build a long-term partnership played decisive roles. With hand-crafted skill and passion, the various shade coverings are tailored to the client’s individual needs. Intertime, a specialist in the creation of high-quality leather furniture, has congruent values when it comes to production and the demands of design and functionality. They quickly established themselves as the right collaborative partner. Pascal Amacker, Creative Director at RIBAG, selected various leather patterns, manufacturing techniques and colour combinations along with Development Manager Judith Rehmann. The new, decorative collection expands ARVA’s already extensive areas of use in lighting solutions. Whether in a lobby, on a bar, in a lounge, or in the living room – combining with leather furniture creates a harmonious overall concept that meets the requirement of custom solutions.

Solid timber shades from Girsberger

RIBAG contracted Girsberger with the creation of wooden shades. In operation in its fourth generation, this tradition-rich furniture manufacturer since 1889 possesses a high degree of competence in processing solid timber. Generations of family operation continued. In addition to processing solid timber for use in furniture in the office and living spaces, with the «Essentials» collection Girsberger has also demonstrated its competence in precision wood processing in the area of small-format accessories. It is exactly this precision that’s needed when producing both ARVA shades from on-trend wood types oak and black walnut. With plenty of hand-crafted precision, these shades are shaped from solid timber before being refined at the plant. ARVA lamps, which feature wooden shades, harmonise particularly well with modern exposed concrete and combine effortlessly with various furnishings. Individualised solutions from Girsberger represent the same design requirements as RIBAG lamps. With their understated and linear designs, they constitute an especially sophisticated addition for customised interior design.

Solid timber shades from Girsberger

AROA stylishly expanded

New AROA lamp

The new luminous rod

The new AROA lighting range, which was introduced at the end of 2017, resolutely continues RIBAG’s archetypes and its successful tradition of filigree light accents. In order to further expand this product range, RIBAG introduced the AROA Standard Lamp in June of 2018. This multi-award-winning lamp fitting was complemented by attractive colour enhancements and a practical perforated metal diffuser.

AROA new luminous rod
AROA detail

AROA Pendant and Mounted Lamps have already proven to be exceedingly popular. As a standard lamp, its form perfectly matches its function. It can be flexibly used for various lighting tasks. «By simply turning the lamps, exciting lighting sequences take shape», explains Pascal Amacker, Creative Director at RIBAG, who adds: «When pointed toward the wall, the room is brightened by gentle indirect light. Alternatively, atmospheric accents are created with direct lighting.»

These new standard lamps are supported by a cylindrical base made from high-quality anodised material. The profile additionally extends to the slender base, which features the same clear expressive contours as the lamp itself. «In order maintain the understated look and feel, we integrated the control gears into the base. The lamp is convincingly stable and the unused cable length can be rolled up into the base», says Pascal Amacker in further describing the design. This elegant standard lamp is dimmable and may be controlled via an easy-to-use button.

This new «luminous rod» is the ideal solution for diverse lighting designs: It is ideal by itself in a private living area next to a beautiful chair or when grouped in a reception area or a hotel lobby. There are no limits for this understated and elegant standard lamp.

Sophisticated chrome look and special edition in gold brown

AROA's standard colour, anodised matt aluminium, will receive two new additions: As additional colour choices, chrome look and special edition gold brown will also be available. By adding these additional variants, RIBAG will open up entirely new possibilities for placements and combination possibilities both in private homes as well as in discerning object areas. Chrome look as an additional colour combines well with nearly everything. This rather cool colour tone is especially suited for use in the bathroom, with mirrors, or in combination with chrome-plated furniture. Anodised gold brown aluminium as a special edition colour boasts a warm, earthy tone. This low-key and sensuous colour is somewhere between gold and brown and unites both contrast and sensuality. It can be optimally combined with an interior design of wood and leather in every living space. The AROA sections are refined in Venice before being carefully built by hand at RIBAG in Safenwil.

Sophisticated chrome look and special edition in gold brown

Optimal lighting conditions thanks to a perforated metal diffuser


How often have you wished for a simple anti-glare lamp accessory for those moments when the lighting should be a bit more gentle? Derived from the well-known and beloved perforated metal diffusers from TRAPEZ and SPINA, a similar perforated metal diffuser has now been developed for AROA. Installation requires no tools: The perfectly designed perforated metal diffuser is simply clipped to the diffuser and can be removed just as easily as it is mounted. This is a very easy way to regulate the distribution of light and light intensity after the fact. The perforated metal diffuser effectively reduces the glare of the downward-directed light. It is available in anodised matt aluminium, chrome look as well as in special edition gold brown and can be mounted to the entire AROA lighting range.

The standard lamp, the additional colour choices and the perforated metal diffuser are available from June 2018.