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Ingo Maurer Uchiwa Hana Chandelier by Ingo Maurer for M Design, Germany, 1970s

$18,131.56Asking Price


A wonderful and rare large six fan ‘Uchiwa Hana’ bamboo and Japanese rice paper chandelier by Ingo Maurer for M design, Germany, 1970s. Ingo Maurer’s interest in paper for lampshades was linked with his interest in Japan. From 1973-1975 he produced various lamps from traditional Japanese fans. Uchiwa lamps were handmade using bamboo and Japanese rice paper. The fixture is adjustable in height and when lit emits a warm hue. There is ample string to adjust the height, it has never been shortened - the pendant can have a drop of over 1.5m if desired. Overall in very good condition, some small areas of scorching where old fashioned bulbs once touched the paper but this is only visible when dismantling, there is one small tear in one fan, illustrated in photos. Uchiwa pendants are very rarely found in such condition due to their fragility, in summary, light signs of wear and only minor losses and imperfections. The piece is rewired, has an E27 Edison screw fitting and can be used in the USA.


  • Creator
    M Design (Manufacturer),Ingo Maurer (Designer)
  • Design
    Uchiwa ChandelierUchiwa Series
  • Dimensions
    Height: 59.06 in. (150 cm)Diameter: 33.47 in. (85 cm)
  • Style
    Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
  • Condition
    Minor losses. In good vintage condition - do expect some signs of wear. Please see description for further detail.
  • Seller Location
    London Road, Baldock, GB
  • Reference Number
    Seller: 20251stDibs: LU2364321699582

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    Ships From: London Road, Baldock, United Kingdom
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    A return for this item may be initiated within 7 days of delivery.

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About the Designer

Ingo Maurer

German designer Ingo Maurer (1932–2019) was known as a “poet of light” for how he artfully created lamps that married form and function, from bulbs that soared on goose-feather wings to chandeliers that suspended bursts of shattered tableware like a slow-motion explosion. One of his first lamps, a 1966 design that was merely called Bulb, nested a lightbulb inside a larger glass lightbulb shape, drawing on his connection to German art traditions of reductive forms as well as Pop art and the playful aesthetics of 1960s pop culture. The success of Bulb — its fans included American design icon Charles Eames — led to the founding of his own company to produce this provocative fixture as well as other fantastic lighting designs.Born on the island of Reichenau in Lake Constance in southern Germany, Maurer apprenticed at a newspaper before moving to the United States in 1960. In New York and California, Maurer initially worked as a graphic designer for IBM and elsewhere before returning to Germany with his then-wife, designer Dorothee Becker, in 1963. The experience that Maurer gained in typography and bold forms was regularly expressed in the lamps crafted by his company, which was called Design M before the name was changed to Ingo Maurer GmbH. The lighting manufacturer is still based in Munich.Some of Maurer’s pieces were minimal, such as a ceramic table lamp in 1996 he called Broken Egg, which radiated light from a fissure in an oblong shape, while others were monumental, such as the designer’s last completed installation — a colossal chandelier composed of over 3,000 silver-plated leaves — in Munich’s Residenztheater. Maurer was always at the forefront of lighting innovations, exploring holograms, LEDs and OLEDs in his projects. Through his company, the venturesome Maurer also promoted inventive new designers, including Moritz Waldemeyer, whose My New Flame (2012) imagined a futuristic candle with LEDs.Ingo Maurer GmbH continues to produce the late designer’s distinctive table lamps, chandeliers and other fixtures, including the imaginative Bulb that started it all.Find a collection of Ingo Maurer lighting designs on 1stDibs.
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