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Ingo Maurer Gulp Desk Lamp

Materials: Round & flat chrome base. Red painted metal tube. adjustable chrome tube lampshade. Bakelite E14 socket.

Height: 23,5 cm / 9.25”

Width: 47 cm / 18.50”

Base: ∅ 20 cm / 7.87”

Electricity: bulb E14, 1 x 40 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any small light bulb can be used, but a tubular bulb is preferred.

Period: 1960s, 1970s, Mid-Century Modern.

Designer: Ingo Maurer in 1969.

Manufacturer: Design M, today named: Ingo Maurer GmbH, Kaiserstrasse 47, 80801 München.

Other versions: The Ingo Maurer Gulp desk lamp exists in a few colours. Also made in chrome and brass. A very similar lamp with a thicker and shorter tube lampshade is named Gully. A straight tube is named Pric. They all have the same rond flat base.

Ingo Maurer

Ingo Maurer was born May 12, 1932 on the Island of Reichenau, Bodensee (Lake Constance), Germany. He was trained as a typographer in Germany and in Switzerland.

Ingo Maurer studied graphic design from 1954 until 1958. In 1960 he migrated to the USA and lived and worked in New York and San Francisco as a freelance designer. In 1963 Maurer returned to Germany and settled in Munich where he passed away, October 12, 2019.

Design M.

In 1966 he founded his company Design M. and his first lamp was born: Bulb. Maurer received several design awards. His most well known lamps are on display in several museums such as the MoMA in New York. He designed the Bulb table lamp in 1966 and the Gulp desk lamp in 1969. The Light Structure pendant lamp as co-designer in 1970. His Little Black Nothing pendant lamp and the YaYaHo low-voltage halogen system in 1988. More recent lamps are: the Los Minimalos Dos desk lamp, the Lucellino Wall wall lamp, Wo bist Du, Edison…? pendant lamp, the Zettel’z chandelier, all in 1999. The Porca Miseria! chandelier dates from 2003.

In 2011 Ingo Maurer received the Compasso d‘Oro for lifetime achievement, awarded by the ADI (Italian Association for Industrial Design). He received numerous awards over the years.

Many thanks to Frank from nullviernull raum+kommunikation for the beautiful pictures and enthusiasm. You can find his shop over here on Ebay.