ON HOLD - An Ingo Maurer Uchiwa III Wall Lamp by for M Design, 1970s
An “Uchiwa” wall light by Ingo Maurer for M design, Germany, 1970s.
Uchiwa lamps, uchiwa being the Japanese for fan, were handmade from bamboo, wicker and Japanese rice paper. Maurer travelled to Japan to develop his uchiwa range where he found artisans who could still recall the traditional methods of fan making and handcrafted them using bamboo and lacquered rice paper.
With this range, Maurer intended to create lighting that created a soft glow, “a warmer, more eye‐pleasing light,” in his own words, rather than the more harsh and glaring light of much of the lighting in the 1960s and 70s.
The fixture is hung off a single nail and when lit emits a wonderfully warm hue.
Overall in good condition given fragility and age, there is a slight loss of rice paper on the rear side of the fan by the bulb which results in a slightly brighter spot when lit. There are a couple of other minor imperfections.
Height 75 cm / 29.53 in
Width W 57 cm / 22.45 in
Depth D 18 cm / 7.08 in
E27 Edison screw fitting. Can be used in the USA.
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