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1967 Germany Ingo Maurer 'Pollux' Wall Sconce & Table Lamp, Set of 2

$1,250per set

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Elegant pair of minimalist adjustable chromed wall sconces and table lamps. Model 'Pollux' designed 1967 by Ingo Maurer, the 'Poet of Light' and executed by his own company, M. Design, Munich in Germany. These lamps are made of chrome steel and consist of a heavy base, a tube which contains the socket and swivels on its axis. They are in the collections of various museums, including MOMA New York City. Design: Ingo Maurer. Model: Pollux. Colors: silver and black. Materials: chromed brass. Measures: d. 2 3/4 in, height "incl. bulb" 7 2/3" per lamp. Lighting: takes one large Edison E27 base screw bulb per lamp. Wattage: we recommend up to 60w per bulb. Works on 220v as well as 110v. Condition: very good vintage condition. Price is per pair. Wiring: the lamps have been tested with US American light bulbs under 120v and they work flawlessly, no tools or rewiring required. All our goods are originally wired for 220v. Delivery without bulbs. Shipping: in order to ensure safe transport, the lamp will be dismantled and carefully packed. We recommend expedited shipping, only.

Details

  • Creator
    Design M (Manufacturer),Ingo Maurer (Designer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 7.88 in (20 cm)Diameter: 2.76 in (7 cm)
  • Sold As
    Set of 2
  • Style
    Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1960s
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    Niederdorfelden, DE
  • Reference Number
    Seller: LU23403212225121stDibs: LU2340329581172

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    Ships From: Niederdorfelden, Germany
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 14 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.

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