"I still have a mystical attraction to light. To this day I'm amazed that I can push a button and a light comes on. I know how it works, but I don't think about the technique. I'm just fascinated by it." – Ingo Maurer
It’s that perpetual state of wonderment that has led Ingo Maurer to be recognized as one of the true visionaries in the world of lighting. Trained as a typographer and graphic designer, there was that one night in 1965 that changed everything -- Maurer looked up and fell in love with a light bulb. A year later he created -- and manufactured -- his first lamp, Bulb. Four years later that fixture was in the permanent collection of MoMA. A star was born. As was a business.