Zenc suspension lamp, designed by Joan Gasper, for Marset
The design of the Zenc is inspired by the water tanks on the roofs of New York buildings. This is the starting point that the author takes, a contemporary form that refers to industrial aesthetics.
A lampshade 44 cm in diameter and 28 cm high surrounds the light source. On the outside, its texture enriches the volume, and generates surprise, it seems to be made of metal, specifically zinc, a material traditionally closely linked to industrial deposits. So much so that even the joints stick out. However, it is produced in rotationally molded bilayer polyethylene.
Its interior is covered by a white layer so that the light bounces, grows and is exceptional. And there the contrast is created: on the outside it is available in various colors – blue, grey, white, red, pale pink or pale yellow – while the interior is always white.
A simple design reminiscent of a circular house, an archetype of essential shapes that also work by combining with each other, in different heights and colours, to offer multiple lighting possibilities.
Walking through New York means looking up, wanting to discover where the skyscrapers end. On his last trip to this city, Joan Gaspar looked over the rooftops of New York and there, seeing the water tanks, he found the shape of this new proposal. A unique element that forms part of the city's profile. A sign of identity that has belonged to it since the beginning of the 19th century and that is surprising not only that it is still there, but that it is still placed and performs its function.
Material: Rotomolded bi-injected polyethylene
Measurements: Diameter of 44cm – Height of 28cm – Cable of 2.5cm
The cable and the rosette are black