The Mercer Ceiling Light continues the creative role-reversal behind Marset's standout series that floats a pleated shade inside a lustrous blown-glass fixture. In Barcelona designer Joan Gaspar's refashioning, the glass delicately protects the shade while also producing additional reflections. The result is a subtle warm glow that still provides generous light. Additionally, the choice of shade colors in natural, pearl white or black offers varying degrees of illumination.
7" h x 17.25" dia (17.5x43.9cm)
2x E26 Type A19 60W or CFL Type T4 20W or LED Type A 11W
“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.