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Very Large ‘Uchiwa’ Floor Lamp by Ingo Maurer for M Design, 1977

$15,612.32

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Rare large ‘Uchiwa’ fan floor lamp by Ingo Maurer in very good condition. Designed by Ingo Maurer for M design, Germany. This lamp was handmade in 1977 from bamboo, wicker and Japanese rice paper. They are very fragile and therefor very hard to find in good condition. Measurements: 86.6 inches high. 43.3 inches wide, The lamp leans on the floor and has to be connected to the wall with two ropes for stability. (can also be used as a wall lamp) Three-light sockets 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. References: Mangiarotti, Space Age, Midcentury Design, Postwar, Sixties, Seventies, 60s, 70s, Verner Panton, Joe Colombo, Pierre Paulin, Tobia Scarpa, Osvaldo Borsani, Eero Saarinen, Eero Aarnio, Alvar Aalto, Alessandro Mendini, Gruppo 55, Artifort, Fritz Hanssen, Gavina, Pierre Chapo, Charlotte Perriand, Le Corbusier, Zalszupin

Details

  • Creator
    M Design (Manufacturer),Ingo Maurer (Designer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 86.62 in. (220 cm)Width: 44.89 in. (114 cm)Depth: 7.88 in. (20 cm)
  • Style
    Japonisme (In the Style Of)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1977
  • Condition
    Repaired: Small tears and damages were restored by a professional paper restorer. Official restoration report available. Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    Echt, NL
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU1805324035212

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    Ships From: Echt, Netherlands
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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.

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