About us

Ingo Maurer started to design exceptional lamps, lighting systems and objects beginning in the middle of the 1960s, which his company produces and distributes worldwide. This is why we can realize our ideas without compromises.

For over four working decades, Ingo Maurer and Team – as he refers to the co-workers – has constantly grown. We are now a group of more than sixty people. The address in Munich, Schwabing has remained the same since 1970. However, in 2005 we outgrew our production facilities in the courtyard at Kaiserstrasse 47 and a new location for production and shipping was established on the outskirts of Munich. In the former production hall, Ingo Maurer and his team created a spacious showroom, the second after New York, and the only one in Europe.

Our project department has steadily evolved from the design of exhibitions at trade fairs, festivities and special installations of the lighting system YaYaHo. Ingo Maurer takes on commissions for lighting as well as interior light-planning. In addition to the sale of our regular products, the projects are now an important part of our activities. The challenges they pose have often been invigorating and inspiring, both through the people involved and the spaces that are to be designed.The projects permit Ingo Maurer to realize his ideas for artistic installation or lighting objects, providing at the same time intriguing and pleasant spaces for those who will live or work in them.

The farewell of Ingo Maurer in October 2019 is a big break for us all. For the company it is a great challenge. His ideas were decisive for decades. Even in October 2020 it is still difficult to find the right words. We would like to express our sincere thanks for the good wishes that have been expressed to us!

Manual production by hand is an integral part of our corporate philosophy. With us, people manufacture in Munich. For us it is a matter of course, but visitors are usually amazed. We do not want to fool anyone: Of course we can't do everything. Many suppliers with a strong emphasis on craftsmanship, many of them from the Munich region, are long-standing partners. For unusual materials we order from partners all over the world.


We are happy to organise guided tours for dealers, architects, design students or journalists who would like to get to know Ingo Maurer even better! Get in touch!

Ingo Maurer Manufacture

For more than 50 years, we have been designing and producing luminaires and lighting systems with heart, hand and brain in Munich. More than 50 people work together to create things that combine artistic expression and functional elegance. We manufacture each of our products with attention to detail, with craftsmanship, by hand.

Since he started to work as lighting designer, Ingo Maurer has always collaborated closely with the photographers entrusted with the creation of images of lamps and project work. In the 1960s, Angelika von Mutius was the main photographer, later Christof Piepenstock, both located in Munich. Since many years, Ingo Maurer works with Tom Vack.

The photos of the offices and workshops mostly are by Robert Fischer and Deidi von Schaeven. Most of the team portraits are by Frank Koschembar. Many other images which are used on the website are by other photographers, which we state where possible, and by team members. A list of photographers is included on the ​imprint page.