As the name implies, the form of the Light au Lait lamp involves a cup, saucer and spoon to create a whimsical wall-mounted lamp, blurring the boundary between art and functional design.
The drinking vessel acts as the main shade of the lighting piece, connected to the saucer by a movable arm, allowing the user to adjust its position horizontally or vertically. Designed by Ingo Maurer and Fabien Dumas, the object emphasizes the characteristics of the coffee cup in a new and unexpected way.
Berlin based product designer Fabien Dumas was born 1976 in Fort de France, Martinique, and graduated from Berlin University of Art, Germany, as Designer for Industrial Design in 2003.
During his studies in Germany he worked as a freelance designer on several projects with renowned department stores such as KaDeWe or Galeries Lafayette. Since 2004 his products are part of the collection of Ingo Maurer. He also worked as a freelance designer for Arne Quinze at Quinze&Milan in Kortrijk, Belgium in 2006.
Ingo Maurer was born on the island of Reichenau in the Lake of Constance, Germany. After an apprenticeship as a typesetter, Maurer studied graphic design in Munich then moved to the U.S. as a freelance graphic designer. In 1963, he moved back to Germany and opened his own studio named Design M where he developed and manufactured lighting concepts and systems. In 1973, Design M became and still is Ingo Maurer Lighting GmbH.
From his first design, simply titled "Bulb", which can now be seen in the permanent collection at MoMA in New York, Ingo Maurer has always been synonymous with originality, creativity and a combination of quirkiness and romanticism. While aesthetics do play a huge role in the creative process, the company has also consistently managed to stay one step ahead of the industry by quickly embracing and integrating new technologies to their creations.
Besides the design of lamps for serial production, Maurer creates and plans lighting installations for public or private spaces. In 2006, he created lighting objects and installations for the interior of the Atomium in Brussels.
Maurer’s designs reflect the past and have a story to tell. Some designs are strictly minimalist and others have anecdotal embellishment. This "poet of light" has been ranked amongst the most important product designers internationally for many years.
Cup and plate in porcelaine, the cup swivels 180° and can be bent down 30°, integrated pull switch with spoon
Depth 15cm, height 32cm
1 x max 60W G9 (halogen)
Note: this product requires an electrical connection by a licensed electrician
Made in Germany
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