Nenœfar by designer Joan Gaspar takes its name from the delicate water lily, with an arrangement that recalls its distinctive clusters. But the pendant's grouping of lights from Barcelona's Marset floats on air. Nenúfar is a sequenced display of disk-like pendants connected by the same stem, but separated from each other so that each beam of light is direct and unbroken by the others. A marvel of LED technology, the result is a strongly uniform and soul-warming light. In black or white with a polished chrome stem, the units can also be grouped as an installation.
Nenúfar 1: 11.75" h x 6.75" dia (30x16.5cm)
Nenúfar 2: 18.25" h x 9.75" w x 8.5" d (46.3x24.8x44cm)
Nenúfar 3: 24.25" h x 9.75" w x 10.25" d (61.5x24.8x26cm)
Hanging height: 117.5" (299cm)
Metal stem, polycarbonate discs
Black or white cord, depending on the color of the model
Nenúfar 1: LED 9w 24V 2700K* 700lm
Nenúfar 2: LED 18w 24V 2700K* 1400lm
Nenúfar 3: LED 27w 24V 2700K* 2100lm
*3000K 7W on request
“Marset is more than lamps: We take care of light in its different nuances and effects, to create atmospheres with character, helping to improve people’s quality of life,” declares the Barcelona-based company. Marset’s dual preoccupation with both crisp contemporary design and the more elusive ambiance of lighting has firmly fixed the firm on the design world’s cutting-edge radar. A series of attention-grabbing and innovative fixtures account for the recent revitalization of the brand, though Marset has actually been around since the 1940s.
A family business, Marset was originally a foundry, not a lighting company. It segued into lighting design when Francisco Marset formally established Marset Illuminacion in 1965. Decades devoted to metalwork easily translated to the contemporary lighting industry, with a dexterity of materials available to create unexpected, atmospheric lighting effects. Not to mention the influence of its Barcelona home, a city renowned for architecture, design and visual inspiration.