Ingo Maurer

Designer Munich / Germany

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Ingo Maurer
  • 1932 - 2019 †
  • Address Kaiserstraße 47, 80801 Munich | Germany
  • Tel +49893816060
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Ingo Maurer (born May 12, 1932 Reichenau (Island), Lake of Constance, Germany) is a German industrial designer, who specialised in the design of lamps and light installations. Ingo Maurer is the son of a fisherman and grew up on the island Reichenau in Lake of Constance with four siblings. After an apprenticeship as typesetter, he studied graphic design in Munich, Germany. 1960 Maurer left Germany for the USA, where he worked in New York and San Francisco as a freelance graphic designer. In 1963, he moved back to Germany, and founded Design M, a company developing and manufacturing lamps after his own designs. The company was later renamed to "Ingo Maurer GmbH".