The Ingo Maurer Story
The son of a fisherman, Ingo Maurer grew up on the island of Reichenau, Germany. He studied graphic design in Munich, leaving Germany in 1960 for the USA where he worked in New York and San Francisco as a freelance graphic designer. In 1963, he moved back to Germany and founded Design M and developed and manufactured his own lighting designs. The company became Ingo Maurer GmbH and now includes nearly 100 designers Maurer refers to as "non-conformist" artists.