The Barcelona-based designer Jordi Canudas is described as ‘an alchemist of light’ and his latest design in collaboration with Marset is the simple, beautiful and dramatic Dipping Light. The project to develop this design started in 2014 and today’s collection – which is available from Nest.co.uk – features lamps in two sizes, Marset Dipping Table Lamp Large and Marset Dipping Table Lamp Small, and in six colours: green, amber, pink, white, black and blue.
As Marset writes: ‘Beyond its function as a lamp, the Dipping Light seeks to excite. When it’s turned on, its different shades of paint sift the light, creating a magical ambient effect. When it’s off, its colored glass sphere is an object charged with beauty, and an eye-catching design piece for a shelf, bedside, or table.’
The Dipping Light was created as an experiment – dipping a lit bulb into paint several times – and it’s interesting to think of something of this beauty coming from this simple idea. Dipping the glass globe repeatedly into paint ceates this layered effect, where each lamp illuminates with different shades of light depending on the paint colour used. The brass base also glows with the reflected light and is a refined and elegant touch. As Marset writes: ‘Through paint, Jordi Canudas turns his design into much more than form and function; the Dipping Light has a soul, and its light conveys poetry.’
Which would you choose? For me, the glowing tones of the amber lamp are simply stunning.
Photography via Nest.co.uk.