First as an outdoor lantern, Santorini was inspired by the hanging lamps on fishing boats. Sputnik Estudio adds an elegant version for interiors, updating it as a pendant with a subtly sophisticated palette to replace the seagoing Mediterranean signal colors. What hasn’t changed is the fixture’s remarkable versatility, allowing for nuanced direct or reflected illumination depending on how the light’s metal shades are positioned.
- 10.2" h x 8.3" dia (25.8x21.2cm)
- Canopy: 1.4" h x 4.4" dia (3.5x11.2cm)
- Cord length: 177.2" (450cm)
Glass, polycarbonate, metal
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.