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 eye-catching design piece for a shelf, bedside, or table. Jordi Canudas is an alchemist of light. He experiments with it, seeking always to be surprised and learn from it. He wants to capture the essence of light. With this goal in mind, the Dipping Light was created as yet another experiment – dipping a lit bulb into paint several times – with the end result of this table lamp. The various layers of paint draw concentric circles and capture the light, moderating its intensity. The paint becomes the shade, colouring and texturizing the light. A brass o graphite base is added for support. This artisanal process will make each lamp a unique and exclusive creation. The history of the Dipping Light has only just begun. Marset wasn’t willing to settle for just the two table lamp sizes it has come in so far. Its most poetic light expands its uses and is now offered as a portable lamp, suspension lamp, wall lamp and a new table lamp size –ø20 cm– to bridge the gap between the small and large sizes. The colors are the same, with an expanded model line-up. There is also a choice of finish for the stem between brushed brass and graphite.
Jordi Canudas started up his studio in 2007 in London, after graduating from the Royal College of Art with a MA degree in Design Products. He is a member of the London-based collective OKAY Studio and moved to Barcelona in 2011 where the studio is currently based.
Jordi’s practice develops from a conceptual base onto prototyping and testing with a direct approach to materials. Working in a wide range of fields from product design, product development, art direction, interiors, and one-off production.
Jordi Canudas’ work has been exhibited internationally and can be found within the MoMa collection in New-York and the Design Museum Die Neue Sammlung in Munich. His work has
been featured in many major design publications and newspapers worldwide, such as Wallpaper, BluePrint, I.D. magazine, Salon Magazine and other international press. He is currently teaching at Escola Superior de Disseny Elisava in Barcelona and in Bath Spa University in the UK.