Provoking Magic: Lighting of Ingo Maurer
Ingo Maurer’s first US exhibit ended today at the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum. In fact, I’m not sure if Ingo’s 40+ years of designed lighting have received much notoriety in the art world or been exhibited anywhere previously. Thankfully the public is beginning to appreciate the blurry lines between art and commercial design. As a result we are able to enjoy this massive retrospective of Ingo’s work outside of the offerings at his Soho store.
In case you missed the exhibit, here are my highlights.
Apparently this is the classic design that put Ingo on the map.
An LED wall display that is not, paper thin. Its circuitry takes up approximately 4′ of space behind the wall. However, I loved the warm ambiance created by the slowly illuminating pattern of roses and the digital fireplace…
Two examples of MaMo Nouchies his paper lantern series inspired by Isamu Noguchi.
LED bride and groom outfits…nothing too shocking here, especially for Burners, but I just can’t wait till prêt-á-porter includes fashion that light up.