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MILAN 2007: Ingo Maurer Toothpaste TU-BES Lighting

Posted By Adele Chong On April 19, 2007 @ 9:11 am In Green Lighting,Milan Furniture Fair,Recycled Materials | 5 Comments

ingo mauer tube light, ingo maurer's TU-BES lights, recycled toothpaste tube lights [1]

At Salone Internazional del Mobile’s Euroluce [2] 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 [3]. 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.

+ INGO MAURER [3]


ingo mauer's LED wallpaper

The German designer and his studio exhibited his one-offs, constructed with domestic, everyday objects. With this latest series of works, Maurer [3] and his team prove that the ordinary can be transformed into something elegant.

ingo mauer tube light, ingo maurer's TU-BES lights, recycled toothpaste tube lights

The TU-BES Light [3] (front page image also) was made with toothpaste tubes in collaboration with Ron Arad [4].

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Living Vegas Light [3] was inspired by the neon-coated landscape of the world famous gambling paradise.

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Domestic wallpaper is revitalized with the use of LEDs in Maurer’s ‘Rose, Rose on the wall,’ [3] a lighting project comprised of 900 custom-made circuit boards.

Ingo Maurer, hanging light fixture, LED lighting, Ingo Maurer LEDs

Thousand and One Lights [3] is a giant circuit board embedded with LEDs to create the illusion of a star-studded night.

Ingo Maurer, Moon over cuba, Cube light fixture

Comprised of stacked cubes made from gold, brass, steel and plastic figurines, the bizarre but beautiful lighting structure Moon over [7]Cuba [8] harbors a strange narrative within its cagey construction.


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[1] Image: http://www.inhabitat.com/2007/04/19/milan-2007-day-1-ingo-mauer-at-euroluce/

[2] Salone Internazional del Mobile’s Euroluce: http://www.cosmit.it/

[3] Ingo Maurer: http://www.ingo-maurer.com/splash.html

[4] Ron Arad: http://www.ronarad.com/

[5] Image: http://www.inhabitat.com/wp-content/uploads/adele-002.jpg

[6] Image: http://www.inhabitat.com/wp-content/uploads/adele-004.jpg

[7] Moon over : http://www.ingo-maurer.com/

[8] Cuba: http://www.trycards.com/calling-cards/Cuba

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