Shining almost like a hovering spacecraft, Vetra’s LED brilliance comes from its creative engineering. The gorgeous blown-glass dome envisioned by designer Joan Gaspar is actually a ring-shaped glass diffuser with the inner surface encircling the light source and serving as a reflector. Vetra radiates a brighter, glare-free glow than typically expected, with much of the light directed downward and the rest dramatically illuminating the matte-glass shade. And the light level is readily adjustable with a 3-position sensor dimmer.
- Small: 5.9" h x 12.6" dia (15.1x32cm)
- Canopy: 1.4" h x 4.3" dia (3.5x11cm)
- Large: 7.8" h x 16.9" dia (19.8x43cm)
- Canopy: 1.8" h x 4.3" dia (4.6x13cm)
- Cord length: 117.6" (298.7cm)
Lacquered aluminum, glass
- 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.