Don't despair of the dark any longer. Marset's amusingly named Plaff-on! Ceiling Light seemingly offers every illuminating trick in the book. Surrounded by a lacquered aluminum ring, the fixture in opal white blown-glass sits slightly lower than the ceiling and gives off a glowing upward halo. With its white reflective interior, this same aluminum ring then creates a second halo that surrounds the shade with direct light. From prolific Barcelona designer Joan Gaspar, the Plaff-on! is available in 3 sizes in either black or silvery gray and it can also be deployed as a wall fixture.
20: 4" h x 8" d (10.2x20.3cm)
33: 4.75" h x 13" d (12x33cm)
50: 5.5" h x 19.75" d (14x50cm)
Lacquered aluminum ring, blown glass shade
20: 2x G9 Bipin Type T4 60W
20 LED: 36x LED SMD 8.5W 700mA 2700K 1015lm (included)
33: 2x E26 CFL Type T 20W or Type A19 60W or 2x LED Type A 11W
33 LED: 70x LED SMD 20.65W 700mA 2700K 2100lm (included)
50: 4x E26 Type A19 60W or CFL Type T 20W or LED Type A 11W
50 GU24: 4x GU24 CFL 13W
50 LED: 78 LED SMD 27.5W 2700K 1692lm
“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.