Adding a contemporary twist to the classic Funiculi design, Marset and Lluis Porqueras have drawn upon decades of heritage to create a strikingly elegant floor lamp, perfect for a wide variety of settings. In contrast to the all-metal version, the fabric shade casts a more gentle illumination, with the light diffusing as it filters through the weave. The iron frame is adjustable via two clips, allowing you to tailor the height to best suit your needs. The lamp also swivels, giving you the option of direct or indirect light.
Designed in 1979, the Funiculi collection embodies Porqueras’ philosophy of stripped-back, minimalist designs. The collection’s timeless aesthetic make it the perfect addition to any home. The floor lamp sits perfectly alongside a lounge chair, sofa or bed, casting a pool of soft light across your space.
Lluís Porqueras himself recognises that he began designing without really knowing what industrial design was all about. In 1956 he set up Stoa, the first Catalan design studio, which, amongst other things, brought out lights by Enric Franch.
Together with Jaume Vaquero, he established Vapor in 1979. The company manufactured warm, simple lamps, going against the technological trendiness of the times. “I made very simple things”, affirms Lluís. “Even though the manufacturing process involved 25 separate operations, the end result was simplicity itself; all I wanted to do was to pare away, to pare away and to pare away until I reached the pure essence of a simple, useful object!”.