It might seem curious that the Ginger lighting series from Barcelona-based Marset was inspired by a legendary rock musician. But designer Joan Gaspar modeled the characteristic arc of the shade on the cymbals of famed Cream drummer Ginger Baker. To achieve that ultra-thin laminate shade, sheets of paper and wood are exactingly fused together under high pressure. A white interior amplifies the warm LED illumination outward, from a module fitted with special optics to open up the light beam. The cantilevered floor lamp suspends the fixture from a movable carbon-fiber arm, allowing it to slide forward and backward and to be oriented to either side. In a choice of sizes to bring its own appealing harmony to varied interior spaces.
- 73.6" h x 67.7" l (187x172cm)
- Base: 19.7" dia (50cm)
- Shade: 3.4" h x 16.5" dia (8.6x42cm)
- Max hanging: 21.7" l (55cm)
- Cable length: 98.4" (249.9cm)
Wood, aluminum, carbon fiber, metal
- 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.