Whether in the showroom in Schwabing, in a museum or an underground station: Ingo Maurer's creations light up Munich.
If you want to experience contemporary lighting design in Munich, or even acquire some yourself, Ingo Maurer's showroom in the Schwabing district is the best place to go. The internationally renowned lighting artist, who died in October 2019 at the age of 87, has been designing lamps and lighting systems here since the mid-1960s, which are sold worldwide.
The Neue Sammlung (New Collection) on display in the Pinakothek der Moderne includes his "Bulb" lamp, which is recognised as a milestone in the history of contemporary design.
A trip through the city by U-Bahn (underground) gives passengers the opportunity to enjoy the artist's light installations: Ingo Maurer developed the lighting and colour concept for the intermediate storey under Marienplatz, as well as the lighting for the platform and park-and-ride area for Westfriedhof underground station. At Münchner Freiheit station, a luminous yellow-green plays the starring role.
The lighting artist hoped that, during their short visit, passengers experience this as a moment that uplifts their spirit and mood.