Gallery: MILAN 2007: Ingo Maurer Toothpaste TU-BES Lighting


At Salone Internazional del Mobile’s Euroluce in Milan, designers fearsomely competed for attention by decking out their booths with high-tech light displays. But the one that caught our eye and held our attention was a series of innovative light structures from the always creative Ingo Maurer. And this year, Mr. Maurer’s fixtures were particularly green, integrating an array of everyday and reused objects including toothpaste tubes. Leave it to him to make Colgate beautiful.


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  2. jdubb April 29, 2007 at 2:58 am

    Comprised of stacked cubes made from gold, brass, steel and plastic figurines, the bizarre but beautiful lighting structure Moon over Cuba harbors a strange narrative within its cagey construction …

    cagey? can you say guantanamo? think about it, amerikans!

  3. Judith April 25, 2007 at 3:29 pm

    I am a ID student… recently went to Ingo Maurer showroom in Soho (NYC). I was immediatelly fascinated by his work. He has a great Hanging Lamp at MOSS.
    But I have to say, I am blown-away by the way he transforms everyday items into such work of art. The Toothpaste Tubes are brilliant..

  4. Angel Inoue April 23, 2007 at 2:24 pm


  5. Premier Lighting April 20, 2007 at 12:55 pm

    You cover some great stuff here. I like the toothpaste tubes.

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