ingo maurer sets lighting exhibition within former church in milan
 
ingo maurer sets lighting exhibition within former church in milan ingo maurer sets lighting exhibition within former church in milan
may 11, 2016

ingo maurer sets lighting exhibition within former church in milan

ingo maurer sets lighting exhibition within former church in milan

 

 

 

during milan design week, german industrial designer ingo maurer took over the former san paolo converso church to use as the backdrop for his new lamp designs created in the past few months: ‘keep balance’, ‘ru ku ku’ and ‘mickey’s manifesto’. the historic former church, currently being used as the studio for architecture form CLS architetti became the stage for the exhibition where a range of maurer’s known humorous lighting pieces were displayed around the main space.

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‘ru ku ku’, 60 x 95 x 21 cm, there is a clear bulb and a large egg at the two ends of a metal rod

 

 

 

like a pair of balances, ‘ru ku ku’ poises a clear bulb and a large egg at the two ends of a metal rod. the table lamp has a height of 60 cm and is rotatable through 360°. a joint in the shape of a ring allows adjusting the angle of the horizontal rod. the clear bulb is partly covered with a thin white silicone shade.

 

 

‘as a child i wanted to be a juggler or a rope dancer. my dream was that the local circus would hijack me and let me be part of the troupe. balance is important as much as playing. in our case serious playing with fun opens doors to many things.’ingo maurer

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‘keep balance’, 60 x 95 x 21 cm,

 

 

 

‘keep balance’ is the LED version and a design variation of ru ku ku. the piece is poised on a black and white body on and a flat white disk at the two ends of a metal rod. the table lamp has a height of 60 cm and is rotatable through 360°, with a joint in the shape of a ring allows adjusting the angle of the horizontal rod.

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‘michey’s manifesto’, is a unique one of piece integrated with fiber optic cables

 

 

 

‘mickey’s manifesto’ is a fiber optic light dedicated to the classic disney character. when asked to create a piece with figures from the disney range, ingo maurer immediately settled on one of the original disney characters: mickey mouse. set on a black polished corian plate with four black, round legs, groups of mickey mouse figurines, plastic in red, white and black are set together highlighted by individual fiber optic strands.

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‘mickey’s manifesto’ on display during milan design week

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a selection of ingo maurer’s pieces presented side by side

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the former church is the stage for the german designer’s exhibition

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‘what we do counts’ lamp is a speech bubble with integrated LED
image © designboom

 

 

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