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Designer Christophe Mathieu's colorful sprite of a lamp for Marset adapts to any setting where up-close-and-personal light is needed for reading or other close activities. Via its 3 different magnetized accessories, Bicoca can cling to a metal surface or wall, attach right to an armchair, sofa or headboard or sit fixed on a dining surface, even over a tablecloth. The rechargeable battery's life ranges from 5 hours peak power to 20 hours quarter power of the dimmable LED light source (after just 10 hours of charging). Polycarbonate lamp base and shade in white, anthracite grey or a bright pop of accent hues.
“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.