Ingo Maurer

German designer Ingo Maurer (Reichenau, 1932) has been described as the "poet of light" for the ability of his lamps to mix high tech, scenic effects and imagination. He started designing them in 1958, after completing his graphic design studies in Munich, and in 1960 he founded his own brand Design M, which later became Ingo Maurer GmbH. His creations mostly follow an open scheme, conceived as an integral part of an interior rather than as simple modular objects. An example of this is Ya YaHo (1988), a lighting system whose elements can also be purchased individually, depending on the type of installation you want to obtain. Among the cult objects of Design M there is also a product that goes beyond lighting: Uten.Silo, the shiny plastic pocket panel designed in '69 by Maurer's wife, Dorothee Maurer Becker.

Meet the designers

Gio Ponti

Piero Fornasetti

Fratelli Castiglioni

Joe Colombo

Nanda Vigo

Ettore Sottsass

Marco Zanuso

Luigi Caccia Dominioni

Ico Parisi

Charles & Ray Eames

Gae Aulenti

Pietro Chiesa

Vico Magistretti

Giotto Stoppino

Tobia Scarpa

Carlo Nason

Marcello Cuneo

Vittorio Dassi

Paolo Buffa

Max Ingrand

Gastone Rinaldi

Pia Guidetti Crippa

Gaetano Pesce

Richard Sapper

Ingo Maurer

Gabriella Crespi

Paul McCobb

Paul Tuttle


Alvaro Siza

Carl Jacob Jucker

Ernesto Basile

Sergio Mazza

Osvaldo Borsani

Oscar Torlasco

Le Corbusier

Willy Rizzo

Gaetano Sciolari

Carlo De Carli

Angelo Lelli

Gino Sarfatti

Marcel Breuer

Carlo Scarpa

Massimo & Lella Vignelli

Aldo Tura

Verner Panton

Guglielmo Ulrich

Franco Albini

Angelo Mangiarotti

Enzo Mari

Tito Agnoli

Eero Saarinen

Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

Alessandro Mendini

Cleto Munari

Carlo Mollino