At IMM Cologne 2018: Yoruba Rose and Moonati by Ingo Maurer

Exhibiting at IMM Cologne 2018, Yoruba Rose and Moonati continue the MaMo Nouchies, delicate lighting experiments by Ingo Maurer. Designed by Dagmar Mombach, Ingo Maurer, and his team, Yoruba Rose and Moonati use paper, metal, stainless steel, and silicone to create organic shapes that recall exotic sea creatures and airy clouds—everything ethereal. Yoruba Rose is a graceful, crepe-like shape crafted of Japanese paper. Outfitted with an LED light containing a cooling element developed by Ingo Maurer, Yoruba Rose exudes a warm, soft glow ideal “for spaces where one rests.” The protruding metal wires resemble delicate antennae, lending Yoruba Rose its anthropomorphic quality. Moonati is a wall lamp that seems to float magically, which is the perfect expression for its form. While Maurer likens Moonati to “the spreading wings of a crane,” I see a harvest moon shrouded in fog, as Gothic as a landscape from a DuMaurier novel. Shaped in Dagmar Mombach’s studio through a special manufacturing process, Moonati is splendidly sinuous. For more information, visit
Posted January 19, 2018 by Alicita Rodriguez

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