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iGuzzini's Libera lighting system allows users to create graphical lighting compositions

Promotion: launched at this year's Milan design week, Italian lighting brand iGuzzini's linear Libera lighting system is made up of modular components that can be used to create complex compositions.

Designed by Catalan designer and founder of Artec Studio, Maurici Gines, Libera is made up of three components: a light rod, joint and base.

The sleek light rods are connected together with the decorative brass joints to create sculptural standalone lamps or angular compositions that can snake through a space.

iGuzzini's Libera lighting system on concrete wall
The system was launched at Milan design week

Designer Maurici Gines said that the Libera's brass joint is a key element of the design.

"Unchromed brass is not merely a necessary technical element but also an integral part of the design narrative, adding material depth and character by transforming its colours and appearance, and layering the passage of time," said iGuzzini in a statement.

Designed for use in a variety of settings – from offices to homes to public spaces – the versatile design is the result of what the studio describes as a "conceptual and holistic approach" to lighting design and a desire to create a lighting system that gives the user creative freedom to create bespoke lighting solutions.

iGuzzini's Libera lighting system
Libera lighting system is made up of modular components

"A beneficial degree of formal ambiguity allows the lighting system to generate hybrid graphics," said the brand. "The design can engage with the environment in which it is positioned, facilitating conversation with those who reside there."

Libera incorporates the brand's Opti Diamond optics – a professional optic that delivers visual comfort and efficiency within compact dimensions – while its opal diffuser includes up/down functions in two different colours.

iGuzzini's Libera lighting system in blue
The components of the lighting system can be used to create complex compositions

The system is equipped with smart sensors and can be controlled through Bluetooth technology using a device such as a smartphone or voice control speakers.

According to the brand, in comparison to a standard linear lighting product that uses fluorescent sources, Libera can save users 82 per cent of energy due to the addition of a control system, and overall the product has an efficiency of 103.2 lumens per watt.

The light rods and base come in four colours – white, black, titanium and blue – which match the colours of the joint and cable accessories.

Libera was launched during Milan design week 2023 as part of iGuzzini's Living Vibes collection.

iGuzzini's Libera lighting system in blue
The light rods come in four colours, including blue

Comprising four new designs – Allure, BeTwo and Whisper – the collection draws on the brand's wealth of experience in the professional lighting sector, where its focus has been on light performance and the miniaturisation of luminaires, and brings it to living and hospitality settings where warmth and intimacy are fundamental requirements.

Founded in 1959 in Italy, iGuzzini is an international group dedicated to researching and producing lighting solutions for cultural institutions, hospitality and living spaces, work environments, retail spaces, urban settings and large infrastructures.

iGuzzini's Libera lighting system in blue
Libera was launched as part of iGuzzini's Living Vibes collection

Previous projects have included a pulsing, interactive light sculpture for London Design Festival and a snake-shaped light designed by Ron Arad.

To learn more about iGuzzini and Libera visit its website.

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