During Milan Design Week 2019 in April we, at Mimi Berlin, favoured some designs. One of them is the ‘Blow Me Up’ lamp signed by Ingo Maurer, but designed by him, Theo Möller, and Maurer’s team. As the name suggests this is an inflatable lamp, in the shape of a tube and made of plastic. One part is transparent the other part comes in a couple of metallic bright colors. What we like about the design is it’s simplicity and also that you can use tie-grips to hang it up, it isn’t the perfect lamp at all! It retails for about €270,- though.
M’ Afrique Detached
‘Blow Me Up’ was on show at the Moroso showroom in Via Pontaccio 10. The design isn’t new, it’s from 2017, but because of the fact that Moroso and Ingo Maurer are partners that didn’t matter we guess. Moroso’s ‘M’ Afrique Detached‘ installation is dedicated to this new partnership, ànd to the 10th anniversary of the M’ Afrique outdoor collection produced by Moroso furniture. Part of the designs in the M’afrique collection are made by crafstmen from Africa. The Shadowy Chair by Tord Boontje, for example, is made with a weaving technique used for fishing nets.
“The inflatable tube Blow Me Up by Theo Möller, Ingo Maurer & Team was first presented at Euroluce 2017. It is flexible to use: You can lean it against a wall, fasten it to the ceiling or wall with small hooks and nylon cords. It comes wrapped up in a box and is pumped up by the user. The LED-strip illuminates the reflecting side of the tube, thus dispersing indirect light into the room. Since summer 2018 on, Blow Me Up will be available in two sizes, 120 and 180 cm with the option to choose in between four colours.” (read more ingo-maurer.com)