Ingo Maurer Uchiwa Wall Lamp by Ingo Maurer for M Design, Germany 1970s
About 30" tall x 24" each.
1970s Uchiwa fan wall lamp by Ingo Maurer for M Design. Designed in Germany. Uchiwa lamps, uchiwa being the Japanese for fan, were handmade from bamboo, wicker and Japanese rice paper. Ingo Maurer travelled to Japan to develop his uchiwa range where he found artisans who could still recall the traditional methods of fan making and handcrafted them using bamboo and lacquered rice paper. With this range, Maurer intended to create lighting that created a soft glow, “a warmer, more eye-pleasing light,” in his own words, rather than the more harsh and glaring light of much of the lighting in the 1960s and 1970s. The fixture is hung off a single nail and when lit emits a wonderfully warm hue. Rewired and safety tested, takes one E27 light bulb. Can be used in the USA. Rare and fragile lamp. Preferred local pick up or delivery. Shipping would need to be with white glove shipping. Shipping and delivery not included in Purchase. Sold individually. Two available.