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Bauhaus Archive Opens Comprehensive Exhibition of Ingo Maurer’s Work

BERLIN.- Ingo Maurer is one of the world’s best-known lighting designers. Over the past four decades he has developed and produced lamps, light objects and lighting concepts. Always committed to handcraft, full of creative ideas and distinguished by technical innovations, they have become milestones of lighting design. In 1966, Maurer made the light source itself into the subject of his designs with the ‘Bulb’ lamp, which brought his international breakthrough. The light bulb has remained a leitmotif in his work up to the present day. With the introduction of a silicon sheath (‘Euro Condom’), he is currently protesting against the sales prohibition of incandescent bulbs. In addition, he is working on the development of a new type of light bulb, called ‘WonderLux’, in an effort to bring his enthusiasm for the incandescent light bulb into harmony with energy-efficient light sources. This past February, Maurer was honoured for his life’s work with the Design Award of the