In Marset’s linear model with 6 lights, Tam Tam fits long or narrow spaces such as lighting over bars or dining tables. The signature lacquered aluminum shades are attached to a horizontal pole and each one can be positioned to face downward, sideways or upward to reflect off the ceiling. Berlin-based designer Fabien Dumas’ colorful cacophony enlivens any space and an opalescent methacrylate diffuser covers the open end of each shade to soften the illumination.
- 78.7" h x 57.1" w (200x217cm)
- Shade: 8.7" dia (22cm)
- Canopy: 4.3" (8cm)
“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.