Expanding its reach into outdoor spaces, Barcelona designer Joan Gaspar's amusingly named Plaff-On! series adds a bollard version to illuminate pathways or areas of a garden. As in the companion styles from Marset's collection, it features a white blown-glass diffuser that seems to float, detached from the ring that envelops it. Fixed on its structure made of black-lacquered aluminum, the light wafts down, creating a luminous halo of ambient illumination.
- 28.2" h x 7.5" w x 6.3 d (71.7x19x16cm)
- Base: 5.5" dia (14cm)
Aluminum, opal blown glass
- UL listed
- Color temperature: 2700K
- Bulb included
“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.