Ingo Maurer's special love was for the traditional light bulb, its warm light and iconic shape. The table lamp Bulb from 1966 transfers the shape of the light bulb to an oversized dimension and creates a funny, decorative design object, which today also has a nostalgic touch. Bulb already entered the design collection of the New York Museum of Modern Art in 1969.
The Birdie and Lucellino collections also deal with the light bulb. Here it receives small wings made of real goose feathers and thus results in a playful design that exudes a graceful lightness.
An original readymade, however, is the Campari Light collection, a design by Raffaele Celentano. The shade is composed of real Campari soda bottles, which thanks to their shape and the red color of the drink almost naturally result in a classic conical shade.
The Canned Light pendant light, designed by Christoph Matthias and Hagen Sczech, follows a similar idea. A can of the brand Campbell’s represents the shade - a tribute to Andy Warhol, and a funny design statement for modern kitchens.
Zettel’z was designed by Ingo Maurer as a large, customizable pendant light. The diffuser is formed by numerous paper slips that float around a shining center like a cloud on fine metal spokes. They can be arranged, labeled and painted as you wish.
The low-voltage lighting system YaYaHo dates from 1984 and also enables individual arrangements. The lampshades are attached to ropes stretched horizontally through the room and can be aligned as required. Different shade shapes invite you to experiment.
The 24 Karat Blau collection by Axel Schmid achieves a special, mysterious lighting effect thanks to the physical properties of the material used. Wafer-thin gold leaf layers let short-wave, blue light shimmer through the screen, while the light directed downwards looks warm and cozy.
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Ingo Maurer is a Munich, Germany based label for designer lights, lighting concepts and light installations that are characterized by innovative ideas, artistic standards and technical sophistication.
The designer Ingo Maurer founded his own company for design lighting in Munich in 1966, initially under the name „Design M“. His first luminaire design, the table lamp Bulb in the form of an oversized light bulb, achieved world fame and heralded an unprecedented career. Today, Ingo Maurer - as a brand and as a designer - stands for unique lighting design, characterized by an experimental style that deals with the topics of light and lighting creatively, emotionally and with a pinch of humor.
The lighting design of the brand does not follow a fixed style, but is versatile and keen to experiment. Each design implements its own ideas, uses different and new technologies, different materials or even everyday objects as a basis to achieve the desired effect, to create a special light and to evoke an emotional reaction in the viewer. The lights are therefore more than functional lighting, but always a work of art, a design statement that attracts attention.
The innovative lights have already received numerous design awards. Maurer himself received the Compasso d'Oro in 2011 and the Design Award of the Federal Republic of Germany in 2010, each for his life's work. From the foundation until his death in 2019, Ingo Maurer himself was the driving force behind the brand as a lighting designer and artist and still came up with new and fresh ideas even after more than 50 years. But other designers have also designed iconic lights for the brand, including Bernhard Dessecker and Axel Schmid, who has been part of the company since the late 1990s.
In addition to the magical designer lights, Ingo Maurer also takes care of lighting planning for public and private spaces all over the world. On site in Munich, Ingo Maurer's lighting design shapes public life: The company designed individual lighting concepts for the Westfriedhof, Münchner Freiheit and Marienplatz underground stations. Also in New York, Milan, Sao Paolo, Paris and in many other places Ingo Maurer has already inspired lighting installations, exhibitions and individual lighting concepts for hotels, private apartments and public spaces - each lighting with an individual character, carefully tailored to the respective surroundings. An example of this care is the pendant lamp Golden Ribbon, a space-consuming golden band, in which size and exact shape are redesigned for every room.