Designer Focus | Ingo Maurer

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Ingo Maurer was born on the island of Reichenau in the Lake of Constance, Germany. After an apprenticeship as a typesetter, Maurer studied graphic design in Munich then moved to the U.S. as a freelance graphic designer. Only three years past before Ingo returned to Germany and opened his own studio named Design M where he developed and manufactured lighting concepts and systems. In 1973 Design M became and still is Ingo Maurer Lighting GmbH.

His first design, simply titled “Bulb” can now be seen in the permanent collection at MoMA in New York.

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Besides the design of lamps for serial production, Maurer creates and plans lighting installations for public or private spaces. In Munich, 1998, he created a light installation at Westfriedhof subway station and the renovation and lighting concept for Muenchner Freiheit subway station which opened this last December. In 2006 he created lighting objects and installations for the interior of the Atomium in Brussels.

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Ingo’s subway station designs for the city of Munich.

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Lucellino, Kokoro, Light au Lait, Ysmen, Pierre ou Paul, and Canned Light.

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L’Eclat Joyeux and Birdie suspension lights.

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During the recent expositions, Ingo presented a few new designs.

Bang Boom, a new limited edition of Zettel’z.

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Radarrr floor lamp and Double C. Future suspension.

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The Ingo Maurer exhibit at ICFF this year in New York.

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Bauhaus Archiv; an exhibition in conjunction with the 2010 Design Award of the Federal Republic of Germany for lifetime achievement.
June 4 to August 30, 2010 РKlingelhöferstrasse 14, Berlin -Tiergarten

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Swavorski Crystal Palace commissioned Ingo in 2007 to create the most extravagant Christmas decoration in history. This video features Axel Schmid, who designed the 24 Karat Blau for Ingo Maurer. Maurer has often hired young designers for collaboration.

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Ingo Maurer lighting has graced our showroom floors for many years.

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Click here to visit Ingo’s official website.

Click here to see Ingo Maurer designs on informshop.