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Ingo Maurer becomes part of the Foscarini creative hub
MUNICH/VENICE, 26.05.2022

With the acquisition of the Ingo Maurer company, the Italian brand Foscarini strengthens its role in the field of decorative lighting on a global level and pursues the clear goal of honouring the uniqueness of the aesthetic language of the Munich-based company. Future developments by Ingo Maurer are to be in harmony with the significant historical identity. Under the terms of the takeover, Foscarini will acquire 90% of the shares of Ingo Maurer.
The remaining 10% will be retained by Sarah Utermöhlen, daughter of the company founder.

Ingo Maurer Digital App
Ingo Maurer Team, 2022

Operate, dim, select lighting settings - with "Ingo Maurer Digital", Ingo Maurer GmbH presents its app for smart lighting control. The app can be downloaded free of charge for iOS and Android from the App Store and the Google Play Store. The first luminaire that can be operated with the "Ingo Maurer Digital" app is the MOODMOON luminaire by designer Sebastian Hepting.

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Karlsruhe City Railway
Lighting concept for seven stations

Ingo Maurer has designed the lighting concept for seven newly designed stations of the Karlsruhe light rail tunnel. Platform visitors become active participants in the lighting design: the seemingly random placement of the colourful RGB spotlights sets a deliberate contrast and breaks the uniformity of the cables supporting the LED tube lights. The stations have been in operation since 10 December 2021.

Press text Karlsruhe City Railway

Tubular Balance
Sebastian Hepting, 2021

Tubular Balance is the table version of the filigree glass tube luminaire by designer Sebastian Hepting for Ingo Maurer. The luminaire is a hybrid between pendant and table luminaire and does not require a ceiling outlet. The glass tube of Tubular Balance can be rotated 360° and thus offers perfect up- and downlighting in the home office or office.

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24 Karat Blau Flat
Axel Schmid, 2021

The new wall lamp 24 Karat Blau Flat by designer Axel Schmid is made of Japanese gold leaf combined with red rods. For the first time, Ingo Maurer continues the successful Karat luminaire family with an ultra-flat verion that can be mounted at a small distance from the wall and as desired as a single piece or as a art installation with several panels.

Press text 24 Karat Blau Flat

Sebastian Hepting, 2021

14 moods controlled via the Ingo Maurer Digital App: Designer Sebastian Hepting, who has been part of the creative team at Ingo Maurer for 17 years, designed the MOODMOON luminaire, which is characterised by a fascinating interplay of innovative LED technology and Japanese paper.

Press text MOODMOON

Ingo Maurer Team, 2020

The light bulb has been a continuous inspiration for the lighting designers at Ingo Maurer. With the mobile battery lamp "b.bulb", Ingo Maurer and team are now launching a new generation of the "Bulb" family.

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Ingo Maurer deceased
21 October 2019, Munich

On 21 October 2019, Ingo Maurer passed away in Munich at the age of 87 surrounded by his family. The family and employees of Ingo Maurer GmbH bid farewell to a special person who inspired, challenged and surprised them time and again. Ingo Maurer wrote over 50 years of lighting history. The Ingo Maurer team will always remember Ingo, and his legacy will continue to inspire their future work.

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Radisson Collection Hotel in Tsinandali, Georgia
200-year-old winery becomes 5* hotel

Ingo Maurer's remit covered the extensive redesign of the 4,000 square metre historic complex, which includes the hotel's public areas. Turning a 200-year-old, abandoned winery into a five-star resort: a challenge Ingo Maurer and Team gladly took on. The transformation of the ruins in Kakheti, Georgia is one of our most stunning achievements, a destination not to be missed as well as a perfect source of inspiration for other hospitality projects.

Project brochure Tsinandali Georgia

Axel Schmid, 2018

Koyoo is a small, portable light object by Axel Schmid for Ingo Maurer. Held only by a wire spring, a bright round white circle floats above the table and glows. It looks as if the surface itself is radiating. The light source is in the base, an LED that perfectly illuminates the circle, powered by a rechargeable battery.

Press text Koyoo

Biography Ingo Maurer

Ingo Maurer, born 1932, started to design exceptional lighting and lighting systems in 1966, which his company produces and distributes worldwide. He develops lighting concepts and spectacular one-offs for private and public buildings with his team. Bulb (1966), the low-voltage halogen system YaYaHo (1984) and Lucellino (1992), a winged light bulb, are among his best-known designs. Ingo Maurer GmbH is based in Munich, Germany, with a large showroom next to the studio and offices. An older, but smaller showroom run directly by Ingo Maureris located in Soho, New York.

Biography Ingo Maurer (2018)

Subway station Marienplatz in Munich
Lighting concept by Ingo Maurer

Walk down a few steps to the mezzanine level below Marienplatz, Munich’s central place to see what a fresh lighting and colour concept can do to one of those difficult space with low ceilings so common in public transport. In the centre of the mezzanine level, warm orange-red light that seems to be glowing adds a unique touch to the level which provides access to two subway lines and all of Munich suburban trains.

Press text Subway station Marienplatz in Munich 

Lighting concept for a newly developed quarter
Belval, Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg

​On July 4, 2014 Ingo Maurer’s lighting concept for Esch-Belval will be inaugurated. It consists of the lighting of the blast furnaces and ‘street lights”. Already in 2006, he was commissioned to design the concept, and decided to use mainly white lights in various nuances.

Presstext Esch´-Belval 4 July 2014

​„Standing in front of the furnaces is a very moving and emotional experience. They are the ‘cathedrals’ of the new part of Esch-sur-Alzette“, said Ingo Maurer in 2008 during a test lighting. „It was a huge challenge to provide a fitting lighting concept, and of course it is also a challenge to conserve them.“

Whisper Wind
OLED Object in cooperation with Konica Minolta

​At light+building in Frankfurt, Ingo Maurer exhibited a new lighting object with flexible OLED panels by Konica Minolta.The structure of Whisper Wind bends like a tree in the wind. 25 thin, shining panels are attached by delicate wires to the bar, which has two ‚branches‘. The magnets also conduct the electrical current. Flexibility and airiness are the main characteristics of all elements of Whisper Wind.

Press text Whisper Wind

​The OLED panels by Konica Minolta are flexible and even thinner than the glass OLEDs with which Ingo Maurer has created several experimental objects and a table lamp in limited production in the past.

New Products at Euroluce

During the Salone del Mobile (9. - 14. April 2013) we have shown our new products and prototypes including:

Flying Flames, One New Flame , My New Flame, the Knots , Light Structure (LED-Version), and Campari Bar.

Photos and Text material about our new products can be found in the Downloads area. Please send us an email at, to request the password for access.

Broken Egg - an architectural project for Inhotim, Brasilien

In April 2013, Ingo Maurer presented two models of large architectural project for the art park Inhotim.The Broken Egg is a very special 'pavilion' with a length of 25 metres and a height of 15 metres. The opening is scheduled for 2014.

More information, sketches and renderings are available on request. Please mail us at!