Mercer Wall

The Mercer Wall

Inspired by the namesake street in New York City, David Abad’s Mercer Wall light is designed around a rectangular block of gleaming granite. Marbled markings on the surface of the stone further evoke Soho’s iconic cobblestone road. This elongated sconce maintains a minimalist profile while projecting a gentle illumination skyward. Amplify its visual footprint by selecting a contrasting metallic crossbar to intersect the stone/wood slab, or opt for a more muted impact with a monochrome pairing like black marble and black brass.

Mercer Wall
Mercer Wall Tech Drawing
Product Name
Mercer Wall
Manufacturer
DA Editions 
Environment
Indoor
Shade
Marble/Wengue and Brass
Material
Marble/Wengue and Brass
cUL Certified
Yes

Download product specification sheet for a full list of available size and lamping options


  • DA Editions Mercer Black Marble
  • DA Editions Mercer White Marble
  • DA Editions Mercer Wenge Wood
  • DA Editions Mercer Brushed Brass
  • DA Editions Mercer Black Brass
  • DA Editions Mercer Bronze Brass

Designer

David Abad is no stranger to the award podium: the list of his acknowledgements include the Red Dot, Design Plus, IF Design, Good Design and Design Preis. In 1996, he founded DAB, a company based upon the premise that fewer things of higher quality make a space feel more refined than a glut of accoutrements. The designer’s current collaboration with Basque manufacturer B.lux has brought him further international acclaim, and we at Global Lighting can’t get enough of his highly refined products or his particular talent for aesthetically sophisticated architectural solutions for the T5 bulb. You can bet he will be leading the way with cutting-edge solutions for the LED as the lamping becomes the norm. It’s no wonder Abad knows how to think like a technician given he’s educated as an engineer and spent years experimenting with technology and his own ideas in the metal factory his father founded.

“I’m curious and I like to experiment with materials,” he says. “I’m not afraid of any material.” Proof of this is the wide variety of composites and natural elements in his portfolio. As he’s working with these, he’s spatially envisioning the architecture in which his lights will be placed—the spaces they will illuminate leading him along. Just 28 years old when he debuted his first collection to acclaim at Habitat Valencia in the mid-1990s, he notes his approach is simply to meld his sensibilities as an artist with his knowledge as an engineer. Those of us who are inspired by his lighting can be thankful he has experimented with design since he was a child. “I love aesthetics,” he states. “I love surfaces, materials and well-made things.”