Vetra’s striking LED lighting series gets a floor model with the stem attractively divided into unequal parts, a feature that breaks the symmetry and also provides an outlet for the lamp's cable. The fine blown-glass shade is actually a completely closed ring that encircles the light source, serving as a reflector. Joan Gaspar's design radiates a brighter, glare-free glow than typically expected, with light directed downward for activities like reading—adjustable with a foot-operated progressive in-line dimmer— while also illuminating the matte-glass halo shade.
- 54.3" h x 12.6" dia (137.9x32cm)
- Base: 13.4" dia (34cm)
- Cable length: 78.7" (199.9cm)
Lacquered aluminum, iron
- Color temperature: 2700K
“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.