Modern lighting combines functional and decorative elements. The German industrial designer Ingo Maurer is focusing on extravagant lighting design and remarkable light installations. After he had been working in the States as a graphic designer, he came back to Germany in 1963 and founded his own design company for manufacturing lamps. Nowadays, his company has been internationally awarded many times and some of the famous designs of Ingo Maurer can be found in museums.
Since 1999 the lighting manufacturers' second home is New York City. With an own lighting store and a fascinating showroom Ingo Maurer presents contemporary design in the heart of Big Apple. It is located in the New York neighborhood SoHo and offers about 250 square meters exhibition space on two levels. One of is first design lights, called Bulb (1966) has also been included in the design collection of the famous Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in Midtown Manhattan. In 2007, the Copper-Hewitt National Design Museum in New York City presented an exhibition that achieved great success. “Provoking Magic: Lighting of Ingo Maurer” has also been one of the latest dedications to Ingo Maurer. Furthermore, the German Vitra Design Museum organized the exhibition "Ingo Maurer – Light – Reaching for the Moon" (2002) which also traveled around Europe and even to Japan.
As he inspires consumers, it is for sure that Ingo Maurer himself is inspired by the variety of lights. Mentioning his latest successes, winning the Design Award of the Federal Republic of Germany in 2010 and the award Compasso d'Oro for his career in 2011, this blogs' title is self-explanatory. Another interesting point to know is that Ingo Maurer has created several unique lighting installations for well known organizations and brands. Just look for the UNICEF Crystal Snowflake or have a look at Tiffany's light objects in the store at Wall Street.
How to find Ingo Maurer in New York City:
Ingo Maurer LLC
89 Grand Street
New York, NY 10013