Marset continues to blur the boundary between lighting and sculpture with its breathtaking High Line. The svelte floor lamp by Josep Lluís Xuclà generates light indirectly by reflection, masking its origin, as illumination bounces off the wall. An arresting composition of 3 forms, the lamp’s vertical light-carrying element in oak or wenge is joined to a block of lacquered wood anchored on the black base—whose dimensions then define the optimal placement away from the wall.
74.6" h x 12.6" w x 9.4" d (189.5x32x24cm)
Iron, wood, oak, wenge
- Color temperature: 2700K
“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.