Private villa, 2011
While working on the biotope, Ingo Maurer realized that the composition of various types of natural sponges has more impact without the insects. The biotop wall is lit up by tiny recessed spot lights. The sponges are collected by experienced sponge divers in the Mediterranean and Caribbean Sea. The gathering of sponges is an exacting process, based on traditional methods, executed by hand in a sustainable way which is both eco- and resource-friendly.
Photos: Tom Vack