With the Cala Floor Lamp, the Spanish designer Joan Gaspar looks to the timeless artist's easel as inspiration. An oak frame in the classic X-shape is topped by a pearl-white shade to create diffused illumination that is warm and inviting. In three sizes—from small, to place near a chair or sofa, to large, perfect for lighting open areas.
P140: 55" h x 16.5" w x 16.5" d (140x42x42cm)
Shade: 9.5" h x 22.5" dia (24x57cm)
P165: 65" h x 16.5" w x 16.5" d (165x41.5x41.5cm)
Shade: 12.5" h x 25.5" dia (32x64.5cm)
P180: 70.75" h x 17.25" w x 17.25" d (179.5x44x44cm)
Shade: 13.75" h x 27.5" dia (35x70cm)
Varnished oak base, white polyester shade, methacrylate diffuser
P140, P165 and P180: 3x E26 CFL Type T4 20W or Type A19 60W or LED Type A 11W
“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.