Ingo Maurer Toto Table Lamp by I Ricchi Poveri
Ingo Maurer I Ricchi Poveri Table Lamp - Toto
Low-Voltage Halogen Table Light - Bulb Cap in Brass, White, Black and Red
Designer: Ingo Maurer
Manufacturer: Ingo Maurer
Collection: Ingo Maurer Table Lamps
Ingo Maurer: Toto (the bulb with ears as Ingo calls it) encapsulates Maurer's 'I Ricchi Poveri' table lamp collection and his unique museum-style lighting designs. I Ricchi Poveri's Toto tells a story of a seductive mass-consumption and portrays Ingo Maurer in a way that makes him more than just a creator of pretty lamps. Toto, which can perhaps be perceived as a tribute to Disney's iconic Mickey Mouse figure, lends the light bulb a playful blend of whimsy and art. As is often the case, Maurer yields to the temptation of his true calling as an artist, in the same way as Andy Warhol's obsession with pop art and consumer culture. Up close, Ingo Maurer's Toto is a stylish new take on the classic Edison-shaped bulb lamps from yesteryear but much more fascinating to behold. At the upper end of a slender wire; a 35W low-voltage halogen bulb is raised as a museum-sculpture from a brass pedestal. The simple but effective mouse-shaped bulb cap gives this artistic table light a whimsical yet highly stylized look. A sophisticated electronic transformer allows the light to be dimmed to a soft glow. The bulb's warm color 600lm color temperature fills your room with a warm and ambient glow. There are lots of ways to use Toto: on a desk in the office, on cabinets, in living rooms or on the side of the bed for all those who prefer a little bit of art in the bedroom. The intriguing Maurer table light is destined to become a classic! Toto (I Ricchi Poveri): an Ingo Maurer icon.
The Munich-based designer is a true renaissance man, with a body of work that has re-kindled a love for lighting & art among musea, art collectors and design aficionados. Maurer, known for ground breaking lamp designs such as the space-age "Bulb" (1966), free-floating "Birdie's Nest" (2004) and candle-in-the-wind inspired "MY NEW FLAME" (2012) transforms a low-voltage halogen bulb into a table sculpture with eight small human figures of all walks of life, rich and poor, positioned in a museum-like setting. I Ricchi Poveri "Toto" chronicles Maurer's artistic influences from the 1960s through today and reveals the self-taught lighting artistic process; his unique approach to art, design, technology, and his passionate and deeply rewarding appreciation for light. Maurer's work is included in many museum collections, among them the MoMA, New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Smithsonian Institute.
This brilliant and highly artistic Toto table light with a bulb-cap cast in lacquered brass, white, black or red creates a magnificent lamp on a bedside table or a desk. Steel, hood made of lacquered brass, low-voltage halogen bulb. With special halogen bulb 35 W, produced exclusively for Ingo Maurer GmbH, only for use in some I Ricchi Poveri models. Luminous flux: 600 lm, light efficiency: 17 lm/W, CRI 100, output: 35 kW/1000 Std. Mean life: 2000 h. EU energy class: approx. C. Socket E27. The bulbs are mentioned as exception in the EU regulation 244/2009.
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Collection: Ingo Maurer
Ingo Maurer Product Code: toto
Light Source: low-voltage halogen
Bulb(s) included: 1 x 35 W
Bulb Specifications: 600 lm, 2000 h, EEC C, socket E 27
Dimensions: 20.87"H x 5.51"W (53cm x 14cm)
Material: Halogen bulb, brass, metal, dimmer
Certification: CE listed
Use: indoor, living room, office, bedroom
Country of Origin: Germany
Product Category: lighting, table lamps, candlelights
Style: modern, contemporary
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Black & Brass are in stock. 4-5 weeks lead time for Red & White