Extremely thin and in tune with nature
range by the Spanish light manufacturer Marset presents itself as a particularly expressive trio consisting of a pendant light, a table lamp and a floor lamp
. The expressiveness of this design can be attributed to the extremely thin lampshade. Furthermore, a Ginger
draws its attractiveness from the harmonious combination of different materials.
In the case of a Marset Ginger
new technology is used to compress several layers of wood and paper under high pressure in order to form a plate that is only four millimetres
thick. Thus, the lampshade of the Ginger
seems to be weightlessly floating in the air. An additional effect is produced by the lights’ diffusor consisting of an interesting combination of materials. While the lampshade and the round base are made from wood, the slim metal pole serves to create an appealing material contrast. The warm appearance of the natural material is dominating so that the Marset Ginger
exudes an almost natural presence. However, the lights are not only recommended due to their interesting shape.
Ginger: luminaires for the dining room, the office and the living room
lights also score points when it comes to the lighting effect. Below the smoothly curved shade a bowl is housing the LED lamps which emit their warm-white light upwards where it touches the white-lacquered bottom of the ultra-thin shade. Finally, this light is then reflected downwards so that a 100 %
glare-free zone light is created, adding to a homey atmosphere. This can be exemplarily seen when, for instance, taking a look at the Marset Ginger pendant light
. It is often used in the dining room or in the kitchen where it is installed above the dining table. This light then suffuses food and drinks with a pleasant, welcoming zone light that makes sure you can enjoy your meal. The natural look of the Ginger pendant light is in line with the environmental compatibility of its light sources
: energy-efficient LED lamps only require 8.5 watts
to produce a luminous flux of 1,015 lumens
version). For comparison: this is more than a conventional 75 W
incandescent lamp can achieve.
A further representative of the Ginger
range is the Ginger table lamp
. This light by Marset
also convinces with a delicate shade and an almost organic appearance. It is particularly often placed on a sideboard or a commode in the living room. Here, its light directed downwards creates a pleasant oasis of light that appealingly suffuses the selected piece of furniture. The Ginger
table lamp also cuts a fine figure on a desk
where it uniformly illuminates the working surface and thereby proves to be a pleasant reading light. The Marset Ginger floor lamp
, on the other hand, stands for widely diffused light. This is ensured by the diffuser with a diameter of 42 cm
jointly with the LED lamps which only consume 16.2 watts
to produce a light output of 1,480 lumens
. This reduces the energy costs and is beneficial for the climate and the environment.
is a creation by Joan Gaspar who has been working as a designer and for more than 20 years
as a product director at Marset in Barcelona. He wanted "to work with a new material and a new technology". For this reason, he made use of an innovative high-pressure procedure to create a very thin plate made from wood and paper. The bottom paper side provides for a better reflection of the light
. When it came to heat dissipation of the LED lamps, the designer who is known for striving for perfection had an idea: "To dissipate the temperature transmitted by the LED, I chose not to carve out grooves but instead to make the aluminium thicker and keep the piece intact."
The name "Ginger
" might be seen as an homage to the drums of Ginger Baker, the drummer of the popular 1960s rock band Cream.