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Ingo Maurer GmbH, Germany
Ingo Maurer was born on the island of Reichenau, Lake Constance. He trained as a typographer in Germany and Switzerland. From 1954 to 1958, he studied graphic design. In 1960, he emigrated to the United States and worked as a freelance designer in New York and San Francisco. After his return, he opened 'Design M' in Munich in 1966. The office designs luminaires and light installations. Sinde 1988 it has had its own project department. Its creations are to be seen in many museums around the world. Ingo Maurer has received numerous awards and taken part in international exhibitions, e.g. in the Museum of Modern Art in New York. (2001)