Discocó pendant lamp by Christophe Mathieu

August 13, 2008

Discocó is a new pendant lamp from Spanish lighting manufacturer Marset.

Designer Christophe Mathieu says:

The early sketches for the Discocó date from 1997, but, at that time, I was not clear as to how to bring the idea to fruition. In the intervening period, I had gone back to them a few times, before finally coming up with the most suitable technology and manufacturing process.The association of ideas is what makes the human brain work; as a result, I like to resort to the collective consciousness when designing. The lamps of Poul Henningsen, the ‘Fun DM’ collection by Verner Panton and the ‘Porca Miseria’ light from Ingo Maurer were touchstones for the design. We created the notion of a light source surrounded by reflecting diffusing components and the idea of the screening of the light itself by using opaque discs of moulded ABS and injection moulded aluminium rods. As a result, the finish is flawless and the assembly screw free.

Visit the Marset website – here.

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