With a delicate, fabric-like effect, designer and ceramist Xavier Mañosa has created a pendant with a texture that evokes pleated silk. His hand-drawn sketch was originally applied to a ceramic mold to create the light fixture, capturing all the irregular variations for a natural, unstudied effect. Cast in a selection of beautifully muted hues, the conical shade's interior is finished in either white or gold enamel, spreading a warm illumination that reflects off the rippled surface.
Pu-erh 21: 3.25" h x 8.25" dia (8.2x20.9cm)
Pu-erh 32: 7.25" h x 12.5" dia (18.4x31.7cm)
Pu-erh 42: 5.25" h x 16.5" dia (13.3x41.9cm)
Canopy: 1.75" h x 5.25" dia (4.4x13.3cm)
Cord length: 79.25" (201.2cm)
White or gold enamel, ceramic
LED SMD 4W 350mA
Pu-erh 32 + 42:
LED SMD 8.1W 700mA
“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.