Pleat Box lamps: the poetics of the unexpected

The Pleat Box collection of Marset was designed by expert ceramist Xavier Mañosa and the Berlin design firm Mashallah. Together, they followed the idea of transferring a digitally-designed crease in a piece of cloth into a ceramic light fixture. The result is a unique object that brings together craftsmanship and technology.
Xavier Mañosa was trained as an industrial designer, although life led him to grow up amidst the wheels and kilns of his family’s ceramics studio. After deciding to merge the artisan trade of pottery with design, he has been motivated by investigating materials and manufacturing processes themselves; he shapes each piece personally, leaving room for the accidental mark of the craftsman, for the poetics of the unexpected.