Morning has broken or so it appears in the Hazy Day Pendant Light from Barcelona brand Marset. The splendidly diffused quality of the dawn's early light is replicated in this opal glass fixture with its gradation from a matte finish to a polished transparent rim. Berlin-based designer Uli Budde says he intended the surface's segue from opaque to almost liquid-like shiny as a visible callout to the glassblower's craft.
Small: 9.25" h x 12.5" dia (23.4x32cm)
Large: 12.75" h x 17.25" dia (32.4x44cm)
Glass globe, metal supports
Small: E26 CFL Globe 14W or LED Globe 7W
Large: E26 CFL Globe 23W
“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.