ICFF Walkabout: Spirits Flying High by Ingo Maurer

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"Spirits Fly High" by Ingo Maurer (Photo by Tom Stoelker)

The star of the show at Ingo Maurer was "Spirits Flying High". They must have been blithe spirits, because this special commission piece was not for sale. (Photo by Tom Stoelker)

The scene at Ingo Maurer was a tad more subdued than the rest of Green Street last Monday night. Could it be because Maurer’s work has a such tactile quality that the space feels more like an art gallery? Showroom hoppers didn’t make an immediate bee line to the bar. How could you when the first thing you see  on entering is the arresting vision of “Spirits Flying High”.  The undulating sheet of light looks a flying carpet about to blow out the door. On closer inspection the 87 inch by 50 inch hanging light fixture is composed of more than 100 LED strips wrapped in a warm milky colored silicon. Don’t ask, the special commission piece is not for sale.

Detail of "Spirits Fly High" by Ingo Maurer (Photo by Tom Stoelker)

Detail of "Spirits Flying High" reveal edges trimmed with wire connectors. (Photo by Tom Stoelker)

Future Maurer collectors ponder the LED Table. (2 panels for $38,000) (Photo by Tom Stoelker)

Future Maurer collectors ponder the LED Table. (2 panels for $38,000) (Photo by Tom Stoelker)

Mauer's "Zettel'z Viva Italia" provides ample reading light. The  limited edition celebrates the 150th anniversary of the reunification of Italy. ($2,525) (Photo by Tom Stoelker)

Maurer's "Zettel'z Viva Italia" provides ample reading light. The limited edition celebrates the 150th anniversary of the reunification of Italy. ($2,525) (Photo by Tom Stoelker)

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