The Ginger floor lamp, part of Barcelona designer Joan Gaspar's lighting series, pays homage to legendary drummer Ginger Baker, founder of 1960s rock band Cream. It's easy to imagine the crash of the drum-kit's cymbals in the shape of the aerial shade. Achieving that refined curve takes cutting-edge technique, joining layers of paper and wood under high pressure. The result is a non-glaring LED light, thanks to the flat diffuser with its white interior to reflect the light. With an elongated matte-black metal stem, Marset offers wood finishes in either natural oak or wenge.
49" h x 16.5" dia (124.5x82.5cm)
Aluminum, metal, wood
LED SMD 15.4W 700mA, 2700K (included)
“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.