Ingo Maurer ML 32 Table Lamp
Materials: Hand blown orange glass round base & globe lampshade. Made of 3 layers: clear orange on the outside, white in the middle, orange inside. White painted metal clamp inside. Metal E27 socket.
Height: 36 cm / 14.17”
Width: ∅ 27 cm / 10.62”
Electricity: 1 bulb E27, 1 x 75 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb can be used, not a specific one preferred.
Period: 1960s, 1970s, Mid-Century Modern.
Designer: Ingo Maurer in 1967.
Manufacturer: Design M, today named: Ingo Maurer GmbH, Kaiserstrasse 47, 80801 München.
Other versions: The Ingo Maurer ML 32 table lamp exists in a few colours.
The Massive company from Belgium made a very similar lamp, you can find it over here.
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 died 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. 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.
All the electric parts of this table lamp were made in the 60s, 70s by Ticino, today named BTicino.
Lamps in the movies
An Ingo Maurer ML 32 table lamp was used as a prop in the 1969 film Paris N’existe Pas. The story of an artist who develops the ability to see into the future and the past. His hallucinations increase with time. Starring French singer Serge Gainsbourg, Danièle Gaubert and Richard Leduc. In front a Kartell KD 27 table lamp, you can find it over here. Also the Ingo Maurer spiral table lamp appears in this film, you can find it over here.
Many thanks to Frank from nullviernull raum+kommunikation for the beautiful pictures and enthusiasm. You can find his shop over here on Ebay.