Barcelona-based lighting company Marset created the Scotch Club Light based on the disco ball and the birth of the discotheque. In 1959, having skipped the popular band format to play music on a record player, a local dancehall owner in Aachen, Germany asked a young journalist in the crowd to take over and announce and comment on songs as they were played to entertain an increasingly bored crowd. Thus the first DJ was born at the world’s first discotheque, the now-famous Scotch Club. Featuring a rough ceramic exterior and interior coated in highly reflective white or gold enamel to create a warm, glowing effect when lit, the lamps are fired four times – using glazes specifically developed for Marset – and incorporate warm, high-quality materials. Released last week in Milan at Salone del Mobile, the ceramic light is the result of the company’s most recent collaboration with Berlin-based design studio Mashallah and ceramicist Xavier Mañosa.
via Cool Hunting