Ingo Maurer

    German-born, award-winning lighting designer Ingo Maurer’s shop in Soho is almost more art gallery than retailer. Everything in the shop is for sale, but Maurer’s avant-guard “lightscapes” give the showroom a museum-like atmosphere. Simple, classic desk lamps share space with floor lamps that resemble something out of a sci-fi film, a table embedded with lights that glimmer like a galaxy of stars across its surface, and winged creations that seem to transform a collection of bulbs into an explosion of white doves. Maurer lives in Munich, but his love for New York propelled him to open his first retail store in Manhattan. Critics have celebrated his light creations since 1966, most famously his Porca Miseria lamps that capture the motion of smashing dinner plates. Maurer creates each incarnation of Porca Miseria—an Italian exclamation that means “Misery Pig”—in a customized design for any space. Other showroom installations use similar fun tricks like a red bulb that appears to sit on a simple, bare fixture, but when the viewer moves, the bulb reveals itself to be a hologram. Prepare to be dazzled. Show lessRead more

    89 Grand Street , New York (btw Greene St & Mercer St)



    11-7
    12-6

    Category
    Home & Design

    Subcategory
    Decor, Design, Lighting

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    A,C,E,N,R,4,6 (Canal St)

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