Ingo Maurer is a German designer, born in 1932 on the island of Reichenau in Germany
, he studied graphic design in Switzerland and Munich. In 1960 he moved to the United States where he worked as a freelance designer for major clients including IBM. In 1966 he founded his own company and began to design lamps and particular lighting systems, which are produced by his company and distributed throughout the world, the first of which is the famous Bulb: a Pop Art lamp that entered the MoMA design collection in 1969.
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He is also involved in the design of lighting concepts and spectacular one-off pieces for private and public buildings. Since the mid 90's he has been studying and exploiting the aesthetic effects of LEDs and technical components, such as printed circuits. Among his most important works we can note the low voltage halogen system YaYaHo (1984) and Lucellino (1992), a side bulb. For the Italian furniture house De Padova in 1985 he designed the Armchair, Chaise longue and Tattomi bed together with Jan Armgardt.
In 2010 Ingo Maurer was awarded the design prize of the Federal Republic of Germany. Ingo Maurer: Lumière Hasard Réflexion, at the Fondation Cartier pour l’Art Contemporain in Jouy-en-Josas in 1989, is the first of a series of solo exhibitions that dot his career. Crowned, in 2010 with the Design Award of the Federal Republic of Germany, and in 2011 by the Compasso d'Oro ADI for Career.