Ingo Maurer, Giant Bulb, 1966. Design M, Ingo Maurer, Munich.
Photo: Die Neue Sammlung – The Design Museum (A. Laurenzo)


Ingo Maurer is one of the most versatile contemporary light designers. Be it paper, porcelain or plastic mice – he lights them up. From the incandescent lamp, to halogen or OLED he is interested in the developments and applications of technical innovations – and yet his is also a critical mind, and he is even occasionally political when it comes to employing them. After all, the quality of light is especially important to him. Every year since 2015 Die Neue Sammlung – The Design Museum has invited international protagonists of design to exhibit a work in the Paternoster Hall. Ingo Maurer, a pioneer of light design, is the latest person in this ongoing series of contemporary design positions.

Exhibition
November 15, 2019 – October 2020