In 1966 Ingo Maurer set up a one man workshop with a occasional help and set about creating a new luminete design. His first creation, ‘bulb’ met with an enthusastic reception in Germany and the design found its way in to the collection of the Museum of Modern Art. Within two years he had three employees in the company and they began presenting their work at trade fairs, earning press recognition. Maurer’s company continued to grow allowing the designer to travel in search of materials and inspiration, he discovered Japan and adopted the use or bambo and rice paper.
Since the turn of the century Ingo Maurer continues with the same ethos, developing designs with LED sources and bringing artisan craft together with industrial design. The company distributes around the world and has a New York based flagship store/showroom.