Berlin designer Fabien Dumas celebrates the archetypal lampshade with a playful wink in his Tam Tam lighting. Barcelona's Marset adds a choice of floor models with the signature rotating shades that bring a pop of color. Attached to a central pole, each shade is fitted with an opalescent diffuser to soften the light.
Shade: 5" h x 8.75" dia (12.7x22.2cm)
Base: 45.75" h x 9.5" dia (116.2x24.1cm)
Aluminum, lacquered metal
Voltage: 120V/60 Hz
Bulb: E12 LED Type G16.5 5W
E12 Type G 40W
E12 CFL Type T 13W
“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.