Ingo Maurer Birdie – Feathered light bulbs enchant the eye
With his exciting and imaginative creations, designer and autodidact Ingo Maurer
enjoys a reputation since 1966 that reaches far behind the borders of Germany. The Ingo Maurer Birdie series
surely belongs to one of his most prominent collections.
One of the best-known realisations of his personal genius is the pendant light
Ingo Maurer Birdie, inevitably calls to mind a small flock of birds rising up to the sky. This exceptional eye catcher gets its distinguishing feature from the fact that its light bulbs, specially designed for Ingo Maurer, sit on wings that are made of real goose feathers. But the Ingo Maurer Birds
have more to offer: The pendant light gets as individual as one's creativity, because it can be twisted, bent, stretched and arranged in any way desired. So only your imagination decides which direction your feathered friends spread their illumination. Assembled in the dining room, this lamp submerges the space over the dining table into an enchanting, warm-white light – providing a unique ambience that results in a “feast for the eyes” (quote from a customer feedback). Three transformers with 75 watt output are integrated in the ceiling canopy made of galvanized metal. The chandelier is suited for room heights of between 230-260 cm, it is delivered including twelve 10W special light bulbs.Ingo Maurer Birdie’s Nest
represents also far more than general lighting for living room, bedroom or corridor. The playful grace of this lighting object captivates the attention of beholder in a way that the illumination of the room almost recedes into the background. The aluminium wires of this ceiling light can be twisted, bent, stretched and arranged in any way desired as well – allowing individual lighting creations.
Sometimes, the included light bulbs of the Ingo Maurer Birds Birds Birds
ceiling light are called “light bulbs with angels' wings”. The fixture impressed with amazing 24 goose-feathered lamps, which seem to fly off out of a centrepiece. Just the way they do that is left to your fantasy. You can set an additional touch of colour if you choose a connector cable in blue-red. From the distance, the not less decorative Ingo Maurer Seven off appears a bit like an artfully arranged bouquet of flowers. But very soon it becomes clear: This wall lamp
impersonates a group of flying-up, feathered light bulbs. This mood lighting for walls proves to be at its very best in a living room. The floor lamp Birdie's Busch by Ingo Maurer distributes its light just as fanciful in all directions as the other fixtures in this collection. With its extravagant appearance, it sets an exclamation mark in the kitchen and at the same time spreads a cosy atmosphere.
Additional information on the designer: Lamps by Ingo Maurer
fascinate through their unusual, surprising design. Combined with craftsmanship and technical know-how, they reflect the innovative spirit of time. Ingo Maurer was born on the island of Reichenau on Lake Constance in 1932. After his training as a typograph, he studied graphic design in Munich. 1960 he emigrated to the USA and worked there until 1963 as a freelance designer. 1966 he founded Design M in Munich. There he created one of his first prize-winning lamps – Bulb
. Many more awards followed, among others, Designpreis der Stadt München (1999), Lucky Strike Designer Award (2000), „Collab`s Design Excellence Award” of the Philadelphia Museum of Art (2002). His creational work was crowned, when he received the honorary doctorate from the Royal College of Art in London. Besides, Ingo Maurer won the design price of the Federal Republic of Germany for his life's work.