It might seem curious that the Ginger lighting series from Barcelona-based Marset was inspired by a legendary rock musician. But designer Joan Gaspar modeled the characteristic arc of the shade on the cymbals of famed Cream drummer Ginger Baker. To achieve that ultra-thin laminate shade, sheets of paper and wood are exactingly fused together under high pressure. A white interior amplifies the warm LED illumination outward, from a module fitted with special optics to open up the light beam. The cantilevered floor lamp suspends the fixture from a movable carbon-fiber arm, allowing it to slide forward and backward and to be oriented to either side. In a choice of sizes to bring its own appealing harmony to varied interior spaces.
42: 73.75" h x 67.75" l (187x172cm)
42 Base: 19.75" dia (50cm)
42 Shade: 3.5" h x 16.5" dia (8.6x42cm)
42 Max Hanging: 21.75" l (55cm)
60: 83.5" h x 79.5" l (212x202cm)
60 Base: 24.25" dia (61.5cm)
60 Shade: 4.75" h x 23.75" dia (11.8x60cm)
60 Max Hanging: 25.5" l (65cm)
Pressed wood, aluminum, carbon fiber
42 Bulb: LED SMD 20.8W 700mA 2700K 3023lm (included)
60 Bulb: LED SMD 15.4W 700mA 2700K 2130lm (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.