by Ingo Maurer, 1966

Bulb by Ingo Maurer is a table lamp and floor lamp that was developed in 1966 by the lamp designer of the same name. Bulb, Ingo Maurer’s first lamp, is reminiscent of an oversized light bulb, with the body made of mouth-blown crystal glass on the Italian island of Murano. The Bulb lamp was included in the permanent design collection of the MoMA in New York in 1969. TAGWERC as official partner of Ingo Maurer delivers the Bulb table lamp in the original with authenticity guarantee.

Manufacturer Ingo Maurer Design lamps and light art from Munich.
Material Metal | Crystal glass
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Bulb 1x E27 MAX. 100 WATT
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Bulb Table lamp

The genesis of the “Bulb” table and floor lamp is as simple as it is ingenious. Maurer says he was working in Venice and returned to his simple hostel after a wonderful meal with a bottle of red wine. There, a ‘naked’ light bulb illuminated his room. “It was like a ‘coup de foudre’ (‘love at first sight’)!” recalls Maurer. Still tipsy, he sketches a lamp and the next day looks for a manufactory on Murano that produces a first draft for the glass within a day and a half. Back in Munich, a base of pressed metal is added to the glass. “The Bulb was born!”

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“The quality of light is more important to me than the form, and so I have concentrated on that,” says Ingo Maurer about his work as one of the most important lighting designers of the 20th century. His luminaire designs are preceded by the iconic “Bulb” luminaire, which came into being in 1966 by a twist of fate and which has accompanied Ingo Maurer throughout his life: “The light bulb has always been my leitmotif, right from the start.”

With a height of 30 centimetres and a diameter of 20 centimetres, the Bulb table lamp has a two-metre-long cable that is equipped with a switch. The base of the Bulb lamp is made of high-gloss chrome-plated metal. For design reasons, Ingo Maurer originally equipped the Bulb lamp with a 100-watt bulb. In the meantime, times and the light bulb market have changed fundamentally. Therefore, an LED string bulb in the right size is already supplied with this luminaire. This bulb is also available separately in the TAGWERC Design STORE. In addition to the Bulb, the B.Bulb table lamp, the portable rechargeable table lamp, is available from TAGWERC as a separate item.

At TAGWERC, you can get the entire Ingo Mauer collection. Online, in the TAGWERC Design STORE, you will experience a curated selection of Ingo Maurer design objects. For all Ingo Maurer objects from the Ingo Maurer collection not listed here, we will be happy to make you an individual offer.

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  • Lampshade
  • Material
  • Colour
  • Lampshade
  • Lamp base
  • Material
  • Colour
  • Special feature
  • .
  • Crystal glass
  • Crystal glass
  • Mouth-blown / Murano
  • .
  • Metal
  • Chrome
  • High-gloss chrome


  • Height
  • Diameter
  • Cable length
  • Cable colour
  • Cord switch
  • 30.00 cm
  • 20.00 cm
  • 200 cm
  • black
  • Ja


  • Base socket
  • Max. Power
  • Finish
  • Bulb included
  • E27
  • 1x Max. 100 Watt
  • Clear / Top-chromated
  • Yes

The Bulb Table lamp was designed by
Ingo Maurer

Ingo Maurer, designer and light artist from Munich.
Ingo Maurer | WHAT we DO COUNTS.
Ingo Maurer | 1932 - 2019
Original Verliebt. Design objects by Ingo Maurer in the TAGWERC Design STORE.

Ingo Maurer is one of the most extraordinary lighting designers of the second half of the 20th / early 21st century. His designs outline his own, unsurpassed design style. Born in Germany, he is immortalised worldwide by unique light objects and light installations in private and public spaces. His company, named after him, continues to produce Ingo Maurer's designs to this day.

Table lamp Bulb

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