Clara del Portillo and Alex Selma of Valencia-based multidisciplinary studio Yonah were inspired by the day dawning along the horizon with their ceiling fixture Sun. A circular lacquered iron case contains the concave polycarbonate diffuser that surrounds the LED light source. Additionally, a second diffuser in blown opal glass is placed off-center. As each of the materials reflects the light differently, the combined effect is a luminous glow much like the moment before sunrise.
- Sun 26: 3.75" h x 10.25" dia (9.5x26cm)
- Sun 40: 3.75" h x 15.75" dia (9.5x40cm)
- Sun 60: 3.75" h x 23.75" dia (9.5x60.3cm)
Lacquered iron, thermoformed opal methacrylate, opal blown glass
- Sun 26: LED 12.8W 700mA; 2700K 1705lm
- Sun 40: LED 25.9W 700mA; 2700K 3688lm
- Sun 60: LED 33.6W 700mA; 2700K 5176lm
“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.