Taking an unconventional tack like its non-conforming namesake, Bohemia’s brilliant hue appears to be made of blown glass. Yet its oversized proportions make that impossible—so designer Joan Gaspar opted instead for modern molded polycarbonate. A white interior surrounds the LED’s opal diffuser to produce a wonderfully translucent profile. When switched on, Bohemia shines a white light downward, while the shade glows with subtle hues and shadows.
- 16.3" h x 33.1" dia (41.5x84cm)
- Cord length: 98.4" (250cm)
- Canopy: 1.4" h x 4.3" dia (3.5x11cm)
Opal methacrylate, rotomoulded polycarbonate
- Color temperature: 2700K
- Bulb included
“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.