Marset is a Spanish lighting company which was established in 1942 as a metal foundry, before concentrating on illumination in 1965. A long experience with molding metal gave the company a strong base for experimenting with different lamp designs, and over the years, Marset has become famous for its interesting and unique lighting effects.
Today, Marset aims to discover new nuances of light and create atmospheric and timeless designs with modern techniques. One of the best known designs of the brand is the FollowMe lamp, which won the Red Dot Award in 2016.
Marco Zanuso Jr.
Milano, Italy, 1954
Marco Zanuso was born in Milan, when he lives and works, and he graduated in Architecture in Florence, with an experimental thesis on radical architecture and its main characters: Superstudio, Michele De Lucchi, Andrea Branzi, Ufo, Mendini ed Ettore Sottsass.
He spent long periods in France, Spain, and especially in the United States discovering and getting involved in the architecture of Arcosanti, Land Art, Berkeley, and the first experiments on solar energy. In Vienna with artists and architects founded Rastlos, a group that performs advice and research on issues of urban planning, organizing exhibitions and seminars.
After Florence he worked with his uncle Marco Zanuso Senior both on architecture (Piccolo Teatro, Teatro Fossati, gli uffici IBM di Roma, Hotel Continental a Milano)) and design (Lavazza, Brionvega, Poltrona Frau, Zanotta) and at the same time has worked with Enzo Mari and Achille Castiglioni at the Politecnico di Milano.
In 1991 he opened the studio in Milan, with Daniel Nava, that deals with product design, architectural design of residential buildings, offices interiors, private homes and outfitting exhibitions. Some clients are Carrefour, Abet Laminati, Mondadori e Triennale di Milano.
As designer he worked with various companies including Memphis, Pamar, Fontana Arte, Bonacina, Driade, Cappellini, De Padova and galleries like Design Gallery in Milan and Galerie Italienne in Paris. He has developed projects and experiments with small producers and craftsmen.