Samuri MaMo Nouchies
Manufacturer: Ingo Maurer LLC
With the MaMo Nouchies, Maurer and Dagmar Mombach, who developed the technique for transforming the paper, pay homage to Isamu Noguchi, whose ideas were based on the traditional Japanese craft of akari. Mombach’s technique, all performed by hand according to the Japanese tradition, involves the manipulation of plain sheets of paper, by pulling and folding.
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.