Maurer’s work experiments with material and form, as well as positive and negative spaces, to create an interactive experience in his pieces
Ingo Maurer (1932–) has been cited as a design genius, whose oscillations between industrial engineering and fine art have seen him carve a truly unique career. The lights created by his firm, founded in 1966, are accepted as sculptures despite their practical application. Maurer’s work experiments with material and form, as well as positive and negative spaces, to create an interactive experience in his pieces.
Born in 1932 in Germany, Maurer followed graphic design studies before moving to the US, where he first opened a showroom in 1999. The artist’s workshop is now established in Munich, from where Maurer directs his company on an international scale, having installed works for Cartier, Chanel and at the Pompidou Center in Paris. Various illustrious collections, such as the Museum Of Modern Art in New York, feature his pieces as examples of the most definitive and decorative of their generation.
MAGNOON CEILING LIGHT
Aluminium blade structure,
Unique piece designed for Ron Arad Studio Exhibition: 38 Tables,
Milan Triennale, 1995
H 300 x W 70 cm
H 118 x W 28 in.
Metal, aluminum honeycomb, plastic
H 168 x 36 x 25 cm
H 66 x 14 x 10 in.