Pu-erh Lamp by Xavier Mañosa for Marset

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The distinction of the new Pu-erh collection lies in its use of ceramics as material to yield a lamp with a delicate, fabric-like effect. Designer and ceramist Xavier Mañosa has created a texture, evoking pleated silk, which is then applied to a conical shade, casting a wide and beautiful ray of illumination.

The Pu-erh begins with a rough sketch, drawn by the hand of its designer. This sketch, with all its ridges and grooves, is applied directly to the ceramic mold, yielding a lamp whose irregular variations supply a raw, natural effect. This underlies the collection’s most essential aspect: the simplicity of its artisanal process. The craftsman barely intervenes, letting the lamp take shape naturally within the mold. The Pu-erh is arresting in its simplicity and innovative in the transparency of its process.

This new collection of suspension lamps is available in three sizes—22, 32, and 42cm—and a wide range of muted colors that allow one to appreciate the texture of the ceramic: black, white, green, blue and salmon. Dancing off the beautifully rippled underside of the shade, Pu-erh’s light is warm, pleasant, and playful.