Executive Director of VIA




VIA Gallery

120, avenue Ledru Rollin
75011 Paris
Metro : Gare de Lyon / Ledru Rollin

Opening :

monday-friday : 9.30am – 6.30pm

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Contact : Kaiserstrasse 47 80801 München - Allemagne
Born 1932 on the Island of Reichenau, Lake Constance, Germany. Training as typo-grapher in Germany and in Switzerland. Studies in graphic design from 1954 to 1958.

1960 emigration to USA. Working as a freelance designer in New York and San Fran-cisco. 1963 return to Europe.

Settling in Munich. 1966 start of "Design M". First lamp: Bulb. Several design awards. Lamps in collections of different museums. Bulb, Gulp (1969), Light Structure (1970
as co-designer), Little Black Nothing and YaYaHo (1988), Los Minimalos Dos, Lucel-lino Wall, Wo bist Du, Edison...?, Zettel’z (1999), Porca Miseria! (2003) are included
in the Design Collection of The Museum of Modern Art, New York.

June 1985: YaYaHo installation for the exhibition "Lumières Je pense à vous" at the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris.

May 1986: Exposition "Ingo Maurer Lumière aha SoSo" at the Institute Français d’Architecture in Paris.

October 1986: Special and new designs for the exhibition "Design à la Villa Medici" in Rome. Awarded "Chevalier des arts et des lettres" by the French Minister of Culture.

May 1988: Installation of a lighting system for the exhibition "Design heute. Mass-Stäbe: Formgebung zwischen Industrie und Kunst-Stück" at Deutsches Architektur-museum in Frankfurt/Main, Germany.

April/May 1989: At Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain in Jouy-en Josas (Paris), Ingo Maurer shows for the first time non-commercial lighting objects. Title of the ex-hibition "Ingo Maurer: Lumière Hasard Réflexion".

July/August 1989: Invitation by the Society of Soviet Designers to exhibit at the State Museum of Ethnography of the People of the USSR in Leningrad: "Design ... ?? --- !! Lighting by Ingo Maurer and his commando".

February 1991: Participation in exhibition "Münchner Räume" at the Stadtmuseum in Munich.

January 1992: Exhibition "Ingo Maurer: Making Light" in Munich at Museum Villa Stuck.

March 1993: Exhibition "Licht licht" at the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam.

November 1994: Participation in exhibition "Identità e differenze. I racconti dell’abitare" at the Triennale Milano with special objects and installations.

March 1995: Participation in exhibition "die kunst und das schöne ding" at Neues Museum Weserburg, Bremen.

January 1998: Awarded "Designer of the year 1997" by the German magazine Architektur & Wohnen.

November 1998: Exhibition at The Museum of Modern Art, New York "Projects 66"
with Fernando and Humberto Campana.

March 1999: Co-operation with Japanese fashion designer Issey Miyake. Special effects and huge installation for Issey Miyake’s défilé at La Villette.

September 1999: Design Prize 1999, awarded by the City of Munich.

October 2000: Lucky Strike Designer Award 2000 by Raymond Loewy Foundation.

April 2001: Primavera del Disseny 2000, awarded by the City of Barcelona. Exhibition and retrospective "Ingo Maurer. Passió per la Llum" at the Museum SantaMòniCA in Barcelona.

July 2001: Participation in exhibition "Wohnkultur" at the Stadtmuseum in Munich.

March 2002: Exhibition at Musem für Angewandte Kunst in Frankfurt: "ephemeral visionary Ingo Maurer.Light"

Exhibition "Ingo Maurer - Light - Reaching for the Moon"
October 2002/August 2003: Vitra Design Museum, Weil, Germany
April/May 2004: Dansk Design Center, Copenhagen
July/August 2004: Beurs van Berlage, Amsterdam
September 2004/January 2005: La Grand Hornu, Hornu, Belgium

November 2002: Prize "Collab’s Design Excellence Award" by Philadelphia Museum
of Art.

January 2003: Georg Jensen Prize 2002, awarded by The Georg Jensen Prize Committee.

September 2003: "The Fourth Oribe Award", awarded by the Design Academy Divi-
sion, Gifu Prefecture, Japan.

February/April 2004: Participation in exhibition "Brilliant" at the Victoria & Albert Museum, London.

February/May 2004: Participation in exhibition "Iluminar Design Da Luz 1920-2004"
at the Museu de Arte Brasileira Fundacao Armando Alvares Penteado, São Paulo.

standing lamp Kokoro

table lamp Lucellino

standing lamp One From The Heart

spotlight Oskar

lamp Willydilly

standing lamp Wo-Tum-Bu 1-3

standing lamp Wo-Tum-Bu 4

spotlights YaYaHo

lamp Bulb

lamp Lampampe

spotlight Lucellino wall

lamps Pierre ou Paul

lamp Schlitz

lamp Zettel’z 5

spotlight Birdie

table lamp Max. Kugler