Vibia’s lighting range is a fixture within the global design community, made in collaboration with renowned international designers. The brand is recognised for its craftsmanship, but who’s responsible for the manufacture of Vibia’s products? Who are the steadfast team bringing each light to life?
At Vibia’s factory just outside of Barcelona, Edu Pares, Valentina Doinita Boboc, and Carlos “Carlitos” Modesto work as technicians. They’ve been part of the Vibia family for years and years, and have helped the company grow into the powerhouse it is today.
Pares has worked with Vibia for nearly 20 years, travelling and installing lighting at Vibia’s trade show booths. Balance was the first product he ever assembled for the company, and he has since gone on to manufacture a range of other designs. He values the teamwork and travel aspects of his career, and approaches his position with a great deal of enthusiasm and care. “The teamwork is great,” he says. “We all know what we have to do, each one doing the best we can. When the booth is ready I feel like it was a part of me.”
Boboc has been a Vibia employee for 13 years, and she came to the company to explore a new line of work; something completely different to her past careers. She’s now classified as a master of product development. The challenging and creative nature of her job has allowed her to pursue a great deal of personal growth. She’s responsible for the crafting of the Guise, Musa, Wireflow and Algorithm series – some of Vibia’s major bestsellers.
Assembler Carlos Modesto has spent more than 3 decades at Vibia, in different roles from assembler to receptionist to packager. He’s a multitalented worker who derives a great deal of satisfaction from his job and its various challenges, stating, “you never work on the same problem.” He’s proud of his role in Vibia’s evolution, too. “To see where we started and then to see where we are now, with the new headquarters, it makes me feel very satisfied because I feel a part of it.” Modesto’s favourite fixture is the Pin lamp, as he’s been responsible for its production since its early days on the market. He says “It’s like my own child.”