The Scantling Table Lamp by London designer Mathias Hahn for Barcelona brand Marset reveals its personality in the juxtaposition of man-made metal with natural solid oak. Though named for an old unit of measurement that marks how a piece of wood is cut, the lamp's fine-lined geometry is clearly contemporary. And highly functional—precise craftsmanship of the hinged wooden arm means the shade is fully adjustable without counterweights or springs.
20.5" h x 8.25" w x 15.75" d (52.2x21x40cm)
Iron, oak, aluminum
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“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.