Tam Tam A Wall Light
Also throwing a little shade—the Tam Tam A. This wall mounted single-shade fixture complements the eye-catching cluster pendant from Barcelona-based Marset and Berlin designer Fabien Dumas. In a choice of colors set on a white base plate, the shade can be rotated 360 degrees. Aim it downward, sideways or upward to reflect off the ceiling. Shade made of lacquered aluminum with an opalescent methacrylate diffuser over the open end to soften the light.
Fixture: 8.5" h x 10.25" w x 9.5" d (21.8x26.2x24.4cm)
Shade: 6.75" h x 8.5" dia (17x21.8cm)
Base: 8.5" dia (21.8cm)
Lacquered aluminum, opalescent methacrylate
Bulb: E12, CFL type T2 13W or type G16.5 40W
“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.