The MaMo Nouchies is a gentle and poetic collection of light fixtures developed by designers Ingo Maurer and Dagmar Mombacher in 1998. When Ingo Maurer encountered a textile sample made by Dagmar Mombach, it was love at first sight. For the MaMo Nouchies the concept was applied to the unique lightness and modesty of paper which has been one of his materials for many years. These Japanese paper lamps are born of quality craftsmanship: each piece is unique. The lampshades are folded by hand according to a patented process inspired by traditional Japanese paperwork techniques. A soft, warm light filters through the paper.
The term “Nouchies” is a reference to the master sculptor-designer Isamu Noguchi, who created the famous paper Akari lamps. The names of the individual lamps are named after ancient tribal spirits from all over the world. Transformed by the elaborate process invented by Dagmar, the paper can be formed in a variety of new ways. Ingo Maurer’s aim has always been to make lighting combines visual beauty with technical sophistication and this is exactly how we see The MaMo Nouchies.