Manufacturer: Ingo Maurer LLC
Bulb, an oversized, double light bulb, is Ingo Maurer’s first manufactured lamp and the one that launched his company Design M. A Pop Art inspiration, this work treats the light bulb itself as a remarkable piece of design.
Ingo Maurer studied graphic design in Munich and worked in the United States as a freelance designer until 1963. in 1966 he returned to Munich and opened his lighting studio. His first lamp was called Bulb and paid homage to his love of the bare lightbulb, which he has described as the perfect meeting of industry and poetry. it became an instant classic and was acquired by the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Maurer’s career has spanned over fifty years and produced numerous lighting designs and technologies. a
sculptor and inventor as well as a designer, he is known for transforming everyday materials into works of art. He has had solo exhibitions at the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum in New York and the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and received the Compasso d’Oro career award in 2011.