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Conceived as a modular system for producing lengthways strips of light, it is designed to be included in any surroundings using decorative resources. The frontal profile made of transparent polycarbonate makes it possible to slot in a film made of white linen. Warm and understated, it explores new possibilities for interior design. Presented in five different lengths, it can be installed as isolated modules, or continuous strips can be created to illuminate corridors, headboards for beds, etc. Its multi-faceted design also allows it to be used as a base for illuminated signs, and includes an IP44 model which is ideal for bathrooms. When used as lighting for headboards, an LED reading lamp can be included.
His name is French and he was born in Germany, but his Spanish accent points to the Canary Islands, where he grew up. He reached Barcelona in the mid-1980’s to finish his degree in interior design. Soon afterward he headed to Milan, where he discovered industrial design collaborating with the architect Marco Zanuso jr. in the development of products for companies such as De Padova, Menphis and Driade; the architects Roberto Menghi y Giulio Crespi; the industrial designer Sergio Coppola and the architect Antonio Zanuso in the prize-winning project for the Piazza della Republica. His time in Milan had a profound effect on him.
A restless man, he seems to carry those traveling genes of his Belgian ancestors who ventured to move to Spain in the 1960’s. With an architect and handyman father (he made lamps at home using the origami he learned while working in Germany), 30 years ago Christophe Mathieu transitioned from being a professional competitive swimmer to the world of design. He is open to unforeseen events in life and does not discount the possibility of one day maybe leaving it all and doing something totally different.
Having lived in Barcelona for years now, he is one of Marset’s veteran designers and has created several successful products for the company.