Manuel Valls Vergés, one of Spain’s most notable 20th century architects, unveiled his signature pendant in the ‘70s. Marset takes his memorable MVV octagon shape with its overlapping design and gives it an update in warm cherry wood with a polycarbonate structure that makes the fixture lighter than the original iron. The direct, downward-facing light is complemented by indirect illumination that gently filters through the arrangement of wood panels.
- 10.6" h x 17.7" d (27x45cm)
- Canopy: 1.2" h x 4.3" dia (3x11cm)
- Cord length: 78.7" (200cm)
Polycarbonate, steel, wood, methacrylate diffuser
- UL listed
- Color temperature: 2700K
Suitable for dry locations only
“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.