Ingo Maurer – Plexola floor lamp – Design M
Article number 7454
Ingo Maurer floor lamp Plexola, designed in 1977 and made by Design M. This lamp appears to burn without wiring. Something that was not thought possible in that era. But there are three very fine, almost invisible wires in the transparent plexiglass stand. The black metal shade almost seems to float. The base of this floor lamp is made of black anodized aluminum, the middle part is made of transparent plexiglass and then a black anodized aluminum piece. On top of that a large shade in black anodized aluminum. The Plexola floor lamp is quite rare.
Maurer was a German artist and industrial designer. He was known for his innovative and playful approach to lamps. His designs were technically innovative and imaginative. Maurer earned worldwide recognition and praise in the world of art and design for his many designs.
There is a lot to know about this designer and his work. You can find more information about him here at wikipedia. It is a good read if you need some context about this floor lamp.
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60 x 60 x 129 cm (lxdxh)
Designer Ingo Maurer
Manufacturer Design M, Germany
Condition Vintage condition; one dent in the black shade, and some minor lacquer damages on shade