Nov 28, 2011

The Genius of Ingo Maurer

I seriously love me some Ingo Maurer. I had no idea how many brilliant designs he's responsible for until I wandered into his New York showroom some months ago. I knew he had created the genius piece "Porca Miseria," one of the highlights of the MoMA's design section and the chandelier I will someday have for my kitchen or dining room (I like to think optimistically), as well as the amusing Wo Bist Du, Einstein?

At the shop, I found out that Maurer is also the man behind the Birdie and Birds Birds Birds chandeliers, the Lucellino and Johnny B. Butterfly lamps, and the Alizz.Cooper lighting series. I particularly loved the magical LED table and Lacrime Del Pescatore crystal lighting fixture. Seriously amazing stuff. Unsurprisingly, I would like to own a lot of it.

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