Marset’s emblematic height-adjustable Funiculí adds a version with a fabric shade, first conceived in 1979 by Lluís Porqueras. Illumination is gently filtered through the shade for an overall glow and the light can be raised or lowered, secured via a simple pair of clips. With the lamp in black lacquered iron, the shade is available in a choice of white or beige translucent laminated film.
- Lamp: 21.5" h x 13.3" d (61.4x19.7cm)
- Shade: 7.9" h x 9.4" dia (20x24cm)
- Base: 7.7" dia (19.7cm)
Iron, PVC-PET laminated film, polyester, black rubber
“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.