The versatile lamp Delight by Ingo Maurer is a surprising lighting object that can be hung on the wall or draped on a table, a sideboard or even on the floor. It was created in 1980 by Frans van Nieuwenborg and Martijn Wegman.
Delight has the appearance of a simple white cloth that seems to glow by itself. It is made of fibreglass and therefore more robust and heat-resistant than a textile cloth would be. The elegant drapes create beautiful light and shadow effects, and allow for different shapes to be formed as desired. The cloth can be suspended from the wall or placed on a surface.
The lamp is supplied with electricity via a white cable that is simply plugged into a wall outlet. The lamp socket and the illuminant are attached to a hole in the centre of the cloth, and are hidden within the drapes. The lamp can be hung on the wall using a loop on one side of the cloth.
Delight can withstand continuous use at temperatures of up to 180°C.