Think again. Reconsidering a familiar form, Marset's Soho Pendant Light recalls the fixtures traditionally seen in markets and cafeterias. However, in designer Joan Gaspar's hands, the standard-issue is rethought in rotary molded polyethylene, suitable for a range of sizes. A underside diffuser produces an evenly distributed light. Or, in the translucent white version, the whole structure emits ambient illumination.
- Small: 8" h x 15" dia (20.4x38cm)
- Medium: 12" h x 22.4" dia (30.5x57cm)
- Large: 23.9" h x 44.3" dia (60.7x112.6cm)
Polyethylene, methacrylate diffuser
- 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.