When the stability of a fixed-position wall light is apropos, Marset offers this variation on its Santorini light inspired by the lanterns seen on old fishing boats. Created with Valencia-based Sputnik Estudio, the design features a blown-glass diffuser extending from a wall-mounted metal arm in cool grey lacquer. Each individual unit is completely customizable to allow for direct or reflected illumination depending on how many shades are placed on the diffuser, along with their order, position and whether they face upwards or down.
14.5" h x 11.3" l
Base: 4.75" dia
Shade: 8.25" dia
Bulb: E26 CFL Type A19 14W or E26 LED Type A19 8W
“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.