Ingo Maurer Lucellino –Lighting accents with real goose feathers
Probably not many designers would have the idea to equip a light bulb with real goose feathers. In 1982, the German Ingo Maurer
had this idea and created with the Lucellino series
both original and flexible wall and ceiling as well as table lamps. A showpiece from this collections is represented by the Ingo Maurer Lucellino wall light.
Also known under the names Ingo Maurer Lucellino NT
or Ingo Maurer Lucellino ceiling light
, this versatile object made of glass, brass, synthetic material and hand-made wings of natural goose feathers is well suited to put a painting, a poster or a picture in a bedroom or a dining/living room into the limelight. Another option for the Lucellino would be to provide orientation in a corridor, where this luminaire impresses with its rotatable arm, which is turned to the direction of the stairs. A children’s room is a further field of application, where this wall light
enjoys great popularity thanks to its playful and vibrant aura. The small eye catcher leaves nothing to be desired too when it comes to ease of use: The versions with Touch Tronic and with slide control offer the possibility to set the lighting intensity individually according to one’s needs. The Ingo Maurer Lucellino is installed directly to the wall connection, a transformer is integrated almost in each version. An economic 35W special light belongs likewise to the scope of supply.
The Ingo Maurer Lucellino Tavolo
is used in a different area, but appears no less fascinating. The Lucellino Tavolo has the great flexibility in common with the wall or ceiling version, the wire arm with the red feed line being bendable at will and the light being directional as well. An integrated slide control is a constituent component. That enables you to direct the illumination as you please and need, posing a convenience in usability. The table light
shares the great flexibility with the wall and ceiling version – the wire arm with the red feed line being also bendable at will and the light being directional as well. An integrated slide control is a constituent component. That enables you to direct the illumination as you please and need, posing a convenience in usability. The Ingo Maurer Lucellino Tavolo
integrates well in the living room, where is disperses comfortable zone light from a cabinet or sideboard. But, according to a customer feedback, it has an appealing effect in a bedroom too: “This lamp puts a smile on my face every day. It is placed at my bed, and visitors are always surprised when seeing it. It has so much personality and fits in almost any place,” Hans Christian Berge from Oslo said.
Additional information on the designer: “Lucellino”
is composed of the Italian „luce“, in English “light“ and „uccelino“, meaning „birdie“. 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.