Ingo Maurer Iló-Ilú Pendant Lamp
Materials: Steel wire. Blue ball counterweight. Adjustable arrow with a red plastic arrowhead. White ball. Round glass mirror disc. Plastic and metal parts. Plastic ceiling mount with built-in transformer. Porcelain socket.
Height: 140 cm / 23.62” – adjustable
Width: 63 cm / 18.11”
Electricity: 1 halogen bulb GY 6.35, 1 x 50 watt maximum 24 volt. 220 volt to 24 volt transformer.
Designer: Ingo Maurer and his team.
Manufacturer: Ingo Maurer GmbH, Kaiserstrasse 47, 80801 München.
Other versions: The Ingo Maurer Iló-Ilú pendant lamp exists in 4 versions, as you can see in the catalogue pictures. This lamp is dimmable by touching the wires: Touchtronic.
Later editions are made in 220 to 12 volt. The reason is unclear but it has possible something to do with safety regulations. All halogen lighting today is 12 volt.
Ingo Maurer was born May 12, 1932 on the Island of Reichenau, Bodensee (Lake Constance), Germany. He trained as typographer in Germany and in Switzerland. Ingo Maurer studies in graphic design from 1954 until 1958. In 1960 he migrated to the USA and lived in New York and San Francisco were he worked as a freelance designer. In 1963 Maurer returned to Germany and settled in Munich. He died in Munich on October 12, 2019.
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. The Uchiwa wall lamp in 1973. 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.