The Holy Bulb

Ingo Maurer's Manifesto

October 2010

The slow extinction of the incandescent bulb is being cheered as a big positive step forward in terms of protecting the environment. However, renowned lighting designer Ingo Maurer is not so sure, and in a personal lament he regrets the loss of a special piece of his lighting toolbox and explains why not all elements of light can be quantified.
Ingo Maurer’s Lucellino lamps exemplify his fascination for the common lightbulb, for him the perfect meeting of industry and poetry. Photo © Tom Vack
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