The Uchiwa lamp was designed by Ingo Maurer. From the start, Maurer's interest in paper for lampshades was linked with his interest in Japan. From 1973 to 1975, he produced various lamps from traditional Japanese fans handcrafted from paper and bamboo called Uchiwa in Japanese, from which the lamps also took their name. It was the first time that an 'objet trouvé' inspired his design of a lamp and was subsequently integrated into the work.
About Ingo Maurer
German, b. 1932, Reichenau, Germany