My favorite lighting is designed by the incomparable visionary, Ingo Maurer.
Ingo Maurer was born in 1932 in Reichenau Island, Lake of Constance, Germany. He is a renowned German industrial designer who specializes in the design of lamps and light installations.
Ingo Maurer began designing extraordinary lamps, lighting systems and intriguing objects beginning in the mid-1960s, after spending time working in New York and San Francisco as a freelance graphic designer. He returned to Germany in 1963 when he founded his lighting company; which since has steadily grown to include a talented production team of sixty people which distribute work globally. There is a strong focus on realizing ideas without compromises. One of his first designs, "Bulb" in 1969 has been included in the permanent collection at the Museum of Modern Art in New York.
In addition to the sale of lighting products, special commissioned projects are an important part of business as well as artistic expression.
In Munich, he created light installation at Westfriedhof subway station and the renovation and lighting concept for Muenchner Freiheit subway station. For fashion designer Issey Miyake he created an installation for a fashion show in Paris and created lighting objects and installations for the interior of the Atomium in Brussels.
Exhibitions include: "Lumieres je pense a vous" at Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris, the Villa Medici in Rome, and the Institut Francais d'Architecture in Paris as well as The Cartier Foundation for Contemporary Art near Paris "Ingo Maurer: Light Chance Reflection".
Additional exhibitions include: the Stedeliijk Museum in Amsterdam, the Vita Design Museum in Europe and Japan and the Cooper-Hewitt Museum in New York.
There are only two showrooms - the headquarters just outside of Munich and we are very fortunate to have the second in the Soho neighborhood of New York.