Ingo Maurer Orbittu Plug and light. Photo Hagen Sczech

Orbittu — Ingo Maurer

September 2020
Rotation system: Ingo Maurer presents design concept "Orbittu" with Plug & Light technology
Munich, May 28, 2020 | Ingo Maurer, one of the leading companies for the design and production of innovative design luminaires, has developed a new design concept with Plug & Light System. "Orbittu" is a wall or ceiling lamp. Its base can rotate on its own axis thanks to the technology of Insta GmbH.The hemispheri- cal housing with lateral light emission reminds of a miniature observatory, to which a rotating mirror is attached via an asymmetrical mount.
Design meets technology
New technologies have always been an inspiration for the Ingo Maurer team.The "Orbittu" is a further excellent example of a symbiosis of design and technology. The dynamic lamp, designed by Axel Schmid and David Engelhorn from the Ingo Maurer team, is connected to a light socket with Plug & Light technology. This specific magnetic connection allows the "Orbittu" to rotate 360 degrees.A small LED spotlight is integrated into the housing, it throws light on an elliptical mir- ror sheet made of aluminium. The sheet is also fully rotatable, catches the light and sheds it on the desired spot - sometimes directly as a spotlight, sometimes indirectly via the wall. This creates soft, indirect light. As the mirror sheet has a shiny and a structured side, the light effect can be individualized. The appear- ance of the lamp changes with every turn.This playful aspect is a key feature that can be found time and again in Ingo Maurer designs.
The Plug & Light system was developed by the German Electronics Technology Centre Insta GmbH.The core of the system is a smart interface using a magnet to hold the energy-supplying light socket and insert (luminaire) in place. The mo- ment the insert is plugged in, the luminaire is ready for operation. "We regard the Plug & Light technology as a possibility to individually connect luminaires to walls or ceilings in small spaces.The standard makes it easy for planners or contractors, which is a great advantage for the industry“, Claude Maurer, Manag- ing Director Ingo Maurer, explains the cooperation with Insta.
Ingo Maurer Orbittu Plug and light. Photo Hagen Sczech
Ingo Maurer Orbittu Plug and light. Photo Alexander Ring
Ingo Maurer Orbittu Plug and light. Photo Alexander Ring