Marset flips the script with the Mercer Pendant Light by placing its shade inside a gleaming blown-glass drum. Designer Joan Gaspar's elegant role-reversal reveals different degrees of illumination, depending on the pleated shade's coloring. A natural cotton option creates both direct and diffused, all-around light; the pearl white creates a crisper effect while the black shade focuses light just through the top and bottom. Offered in 2 sizes, the luminescent Mercer is a scene-stealer in any setting.
30: 7.75" h x 11.75" dia (19.8x30cm)
44: 11.5" h x 17.25" dia (29x44cm)
Canopy: 4.25" dia (11cm)
Hanging Height: 6.6' (200cm)
30: E26 Type A19 100W or CFL Type T4 15W or LED Type A 11W
44: 2x E26 Type A19 100W or CFL Type T4 20W or LED Type A 11W
“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.