Helsinki designer Joanna Laajisto describes her double pendant as "simultaneously soft and rigid," adding, "I like that kind of contradiction." Ihana 2 combines the rounded form of mouth-blown, opal-glass diffusers with an angular lacquered-metal structure in sizes to suit different ceiling heights. Living up to its name (“exquisite” in Finnish), the suspended light is available in a choice of fixed LED color temperature or with dim-to-warm technology to vary both the intensity and color scale.
- Small: 31.5" h x 39" w (80x99.1cm)
- Medium: 39.4" h x 39" w (100.1x99.1cm)
- Large: 59.1" h x 39" w (150.1x99.1cm)
- Extra large: 78.7" h x 39" w (199.9x99.1cm)
- Canopy: 1.9" h x 5.2" dia (4.8x13.2cm)
- Shade: 11.8" dia (30cm)
Steel, opal blown glass
- UL listed
- Color temperature: 2700K, 2200K, 3000K
“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.