A decade after unveiling his iconic Discocó, designer Christophe Mathieu’s petal-like layered light took on a new guise in rich oak wood. Making wood appear weightless presented a challenge successfully met by retaining the original internal metallic structure but this time in a nickel graphite finish. With the shadings of the curved woodgrain discs balanced against Discocó’s warm inner glow, the pendant offers a dramatic play of light and shadow.
- 20.5" h x 26.8" dia (52.1x68cm)
- Canopy: 4.3" dia (11cm)
- Cord length: 78.7" (200cm)
American oak, metal
“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.