The versatility of Spanish designer Lluís Porqueras' minimalist Funiculí Lamp scales down to a useful wall-mounted version, perfect for tight spaces. Originating in 1979 and named for funicular up-and-down motion, the light moves similarly via a simple pair of clips. Meanwhile, the shade rotates 360 degrees to direct radiant light wherever needed, aimed downward for reading or upward for general reflected illumination. Lamp stem and wall clip in lacquered iron with shade made of lacquered aluminum.
Fixture: 19.25" h x 11.5" d (49.2x29.5cm)
Shade: 2.75" h x 6" dia (7x15.5cm)
Lacquered iron, aluminum, black rubber
Bulb: E12, type G16.5 60W or CFL 13W micro-twist
“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.