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Ingo Maurer MaMo Nouchies

Ingo Maurer MaMo Nouchies

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.

Ingo Maurer MaMo Nouchies

MaMo Nouchies – Babadul 

Babadul is both a floor lamp and a light object, which emanates positively and unmistakably on spaces. The paper sheet hovers at the end of a slender metal rod, like a large abstracted flower petal. Just as in all other MaMo Nouchies, the lampshade consists of Japanese paper, which has to undergo a special manufacturing process in Dagmar Mombach’s studio, until the desired shape is achieved. The light source is an LED module, provided with a cooling element, developed by Ingo Maurer especially for the MaMa Nouchies. Its light is so warm and soft, that any difference can hardly be noticed when compared to conventional halogen light sources.

Ingo Maurer MaMo Nouchies Babadul
Babadul Floor Lamp

MaMo Nouchies – Mahbruky

This truly beautiful Mahbruky lamp was constructed with different rods, each with a differently shaped paper shade. This lamp is a work of art. It is made of paper, metal, silicon, glass, and aluminum. This Mahbruky lamp combines the visual beauty of Japanese hand-folded paper with technical lighting and refinement.

Ingo Maurer MaMo Nouchies Mahbruky lamp
Mahbruky Lamp

MaMo Nouchies – Walking In The Rain

“Walking In The Rain” is a large, sculptural light object standing on two red feet. Three sheets of paper are arranged one above the other and remind of a cloak. The inspiration for this exclusive fixture comes from traditional Japanese raincoats woven from straw, which explains its appearance of a figure with feet and a head. Walking In The Rain’s friendly presence provides more than light.

Walking In The Rain
First sketch, 1997
Ingo Maurer MaMo Nouchies Walking In The Rain
Walking In The Rain

MaMo Nouchies – Yoruba Rose 

Yoruba Rose is a light object that enchants through perfection and grace. The sheet of paper is almost circularly stretched on light metal wires and strives upwards. The harmonious expression of the model and the extremely pleasant light make it the ideal light source in spaces where one rests.

Yoruba Rose
Yoruba Rose

MaMo Nouchies – Gaku

Gaku is a sculptural light object made of Japanese Paper. With its fascinating paper construction, Gaku provides a very pleasant, dazzle-free light.

Gaku Table Lamp
Gaku Table Lamp

MaMo Nouchies – Samurai

Like all MaMoNouchies, each is unique. Samurai is a fascinating sculptural light object and table lamp.

Samurai
Samurai

MaMo Nouchies – Kokoro

Above the red shade made of elaborately shaped paper, a heart-shaped mirror is attached. Kokoro is a fascinating sculptural light object and it is the
word for „heart“ in Japanese.

Kokoro
Kokoro

MaMo Nouchies – Wo-Tum-Bu

Ingo Maurer MaMo Nouchies Wo-Tum-Bu
Wo-Tum-Bu Family

Source: ingo-maurer.com

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