For about 50 years, Ingo Maurer has been working on incredible lighting designs.
The design lamps by Ingo Maurer are unique and are also appreciated internationally for their craftsmanship and quality. He is one of the best-known German lighting designers and, with its timeless lamps such as the “Lucellino”, “Birdie” or “Zettel’z”, is always attracting attention. Everyone who sees them immediately knows who created the designs.
Ingo Maurer, born in 1932 on the island of Reichenau in Lake Constance, emigrated to America at the age of 28 after his education as a typographer and his graphic studies, where he worked as a freelance designer on the east and west coast. 3 years later he returned to Germany and came out big with the lamp “Bulb” 1966. He is constantly creating new designs with lighting for private and public spaces and is gaining recognition both nationally and internationally.
His unusual, creative and innovative designs still inspire architects, planners, retailers and hoteliers all over the world. As an entrepreneur Ingo Maurer produces in his own company and distributes his pieces worldwide. He develops lighting concepts and spectacular individual pieces for private and public buildings. Among the more well-known designs are Bulb (1966), the low-voltage halogen system YaYaHo (1984), the winged incandescent lamp Lucellino (1992) and “Zettel’z” (1998).
Ingo Maurer GmbH was founded in Munich from the very beginning, where he also opened a large showroom in 2009 – next to New York, the only Ingo Maurer showroom in the world.
Here, design classics and new creations are exhibited on two floors, captivating visitors. We had the opportunity to take a look at the showroom in Munich and made a short video of our visit.
At Light+Building 2016, Ingo Maurer presented not only new designs, but also some classics.
We particularly like the “What we do counts”, the comic-like table lights. Or the matching “ComicExplosion”, which he manufactures since 2010 on request. But we also found interesting designs such as “Knot”, the “Fly Candle Fly!” or the “Light Structure”.
Although the first designs by Ingo Maurer were reduced in a classical way, they have become more innovative in technology and have become much more extraordinary in recent years. The table lamps, however, have been almost identical in their oblique construction since about 2013, or their adjustability over the now typical ball element in the foot.
Funny and inspiring among the innovations 2016 are “Ru Ku Ku” and “Keep Balance”, two table lights, which are reduced in design to the essentials. The focus is on the light source and the respective design element, which balances the weight of the light source – fascinatingly simple yet effective. The lamps are both dimmable and equipped with LED light in 2700K.
We especially liked the black pendant lamp “Oh Man, it’s a Ray”, which was shown at the Milan fair “Salone del Mobile“. Perfectly coordinated are the fine wood arches and the light sources – balance is the big theme at Ingo Maurer 2016.