Ingo Maurer is a German industrial designer particularly known for his extraordinary design lights, like the pendant lamps Zettel and Birdie. Maurer was born on the island Reichenau in 1932 and has created extravagant lamps and lighting installations since the 1960s. They are produced by his company, named after himself, and distributed globally. Among his best-known designs are the table lamp Bulb, that has been designed by Maurer in 1966, the low-voltage system YaYaHo, available since 1984 or the poetic table lamp One from the Heart since 1989 and the winged bulb Lucellino, available as decorative wall or ceiling lamp since 1992. Ingo Maurer is not only known for his design lights, he is also famous for his impressive commissioned work such as the lighting for the underground station Westfriedhof in Munich, for the noble shopping centre Lafayette Maison in Paris and the lighting installation for Issey Miyake, realised for his fashionshow in Paris and Miyakes showroom in London. Ingo Maurer has received numerous design awards, for example an honorary doctorate degree by the Royal College of Art London and the Design Prize of the Federal Republic of Germany for his lifework.