Barcelona-based design studio Goula Figuera has conceived Viride — from latin green — a collection of experimental luminaries which bring together in a single object two elements which are very present in the domestic landscape: artificial lighting and vegetation. Lamps and plants have been found within homes for centuries, but always separately.
Plants, in order to live in interiors, have always relied on the need of natural light which enters through the windows, and its amount and quality, has always conditioned the choice of a specific kind of plant for each interior space. However, in modern interiors, natural light is not always available, while, at the same time, the advances on artificial lighting today allow to grow vegetables without a single ray of sun.
Viride blends the suggestive capability for transforming interiors of light with the decorative and natural beauty of plants in a new typology of object. The collection is composed of three different models each one specially designed for a specific plants’ morphology. All of them have one or more led panels with a color scheme suitable for interiors and at the same time convenient for the growth of the plants. Furthermore, the leds are programmed to turn on and off periodically in order to ensure that each plant receives the most suitable amount of light.
all images and video courtesy of Goula Figuera Studio