Expanding the Plaff-On! range, Barcelona maker Marset adds a smaller indoor-outdoor wall version that features a perpendicular mount. Designer Joan Gaspar’s latest variation allows illumination from the integrated LED to project downward while still allowing light to flow smoothly through the open top. As with the standard Plaff-on!, the blown-glass diffuser seems to float, detached from the black aluminium ring that surrounds it, creating a luminous halo.
3.5" h x 6.3" dia (9x16cm)
Aluminum, opal blown glass
- UL listed
- 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.