Designer Joan Gaspar's Vetra features a handsome dome shade with the table lamp's lacquered iron stem attractively divided into asymmetrical parts, a move that also provides a channel for the cable. In matte-finish blown glass, the shade is actually a completely closed ring that encircles the dimmable LED light source, serving as a reflector. The result is a brighter, glare-free light than typically expected, with much of the illumination directed downward and the rest filtered to the inside of the shade for an allover glow.
- 21.25" h x 12.6" dia (54x32cm)
- Base: 10.23" dia (26cm)
Lacquered aluminum dissipater, blown glass, lacquered iron
- LED SMD 8.1W
- 700mA 2700K CRI90
- Luminaire 348lm
- Light source 1019lm
- Suitable for dry locations only
“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.