When I went to sign the guest book in the Ingo Maurer showroom in Munich I was intrigued by the fluid motion and the vibrant color of the paper lamp on the desk.
The Kokoro by Ingo Maurer is a poetic, sensual creation that is so much more than just a table lamp. Kokoro is uniquely intriguing with its rich red color, gracefully formed swirl of handmade paper and the heart- shaped reflection it casts onto the wall.
Ingo Maurer’s long-standing interest in materials and his passion for paper are combined in this collection with his admiration for Japanese art.
With the MaMo Nouchies series of lights , Ingo Maurer and Dagmar Mombach, who developed the technique for transforming the paper, pay homage to Isamu Noguchi, whose ideas were based on the traditional Japanese craft of Akari. The name of the series comes from the first two letters of Maurer’s and Mombach’s last names, along with Nouchies, a pun on Noguchi.
In the Ingo Maurer showroom in Munich the Kokoro table lamp is greeting you right as you enter, on a table with the guest book, setting the stage for a great experience.