Light designer Ingo Maurer died yesterday in Munich at the age of 87. We mourn the death of a special person who tirelessly inspired, challenged and surprised: Ingo Maurer wrote 50 years of light history. His light objects and installations are regarded as groundbreaking for the development of postmodern design.

His most famous designs include his first work “Bulb” (1966), the low voltage halogen system “YaYaHo” (1984, Ingo Maurer and Team), the winged light bulb “Lucellino” (1992), the pendant lamp “Zettel’z” (1997), “One From The Heart” (1989) and “Porca Miseria! (1994). His works can be found in the collections of the world’s most important museums, including the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

In May of this year, Ingo Maurer unveiled his installation “Pendulum” for the Rotunda of the Pinakothek der Moderne in Munich. “The egg has a perfect shape even if it’s laid from the ass,” Maurer quoted the Italian artist Bruno Munari to the press. The ironic wink and the special mixture of poetry and technology were his trademarks.

An exhibition is currently being prepared at the Pinakothek der Moderne in Munich, which from November will provide insights into his work. Since Saturday, the Residenztheater in Munich has been shining in a new light, with the “Silver Cloud” the light artist has created another iconic work.

Our sympathies go out to the family and long-standing employees of Ingo Maurer GmbH. We say goodbye to an extraordinary person.

Ingo Maurer GmbH mourns the loss of its founder (website of Ingo Maurer GmbH).

The complete press release on the death of Ingo Maurer you find here.

Photo: Ingo Maurer ©Robert Fischer.