Ingo Maurer - 20th Century & Contemporary Art & Design Day Sale Hong Kong Thursday, July 9, 2020 | Phillips

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  • Description

    Phillips x Design Trust Charity Auction
    Phillips is delighted to offer a special curated selection from lots 217-230 with Design Trust, an initiative of the Hong Kong Ambassadors of Design, as part of the 20th Century & Contemporary Art & Design Hong Kong Day Sale.

    富藝斯香港 x 信言設計大使慈善拍賣會

  • Provenance

    Donated by Nils Neckel / Designlink

  • Catalogue Essay

    The XXL Dome Hanging Lamp was designed by Ingo Maurer in Germany. The XXL Dome Hanging Lamp is perhaps the most impressive of Ingo Maurer's lamps.

    Alongside the production of lighting, Maurer creates installations – which are considered almost artistic performances – for exhibitions, cultural events, underground stations, theatres and even shopping centres.

    These become opportunities to experiment with the lights in settings which go beyond domestic scale, moving towards urban dimensions. Very often, these projects lead to the design of new lights, which are then put into production. This was the case, with the “XXL Dome” (1999), which was originally born out of a study of the Munich underground subway system. “A good designer needs to have a lot of passion. It’s like going on a little trip, with ups and downs, and meeting a lot of people, from technicians to photographers, along the way.” – Ingo Maurer.

    At approximately 5.9 feet (180 cm) in diameter, the XXL Dome Lamp certainly lives up to its name. In addition to its huge scale, the construction is simply amazing. This extra large dome-shaped pendant lamp is a true icon of modern lighting design.

    The XXL Dome Hanging Lamp is made of fiberglass with a silver aluminum exterior. The interior of the XXL Dome Hanging Lamp is finished with a smooth matte lacquer in fluorescent red. Its matte fluorescent interior casts a beautiful glow when lit. Ingo Maurer's XXL Dome Hanging Lamp is an attention-grabbing stunning unique modern piece! Please make sure your ceiling can support the weight of the lamp which is 99.2 lbs.

    Ingo Maurer's XXL Dome Hanging Lamp is a truly exceptional lamp for larger spaces such as high-ceilinged houses, lofts, etc.

Kindly donated by Nils Neckel / Designlink in support of DESIGN TRUST CHARITY AUCTION



fiberglass with aluminum-silver, exterior and red-matte, lacquer interior
140 x 180 cm. (55 1/8 x 70 7/8 in.)
cable length 400 cm. (157 1/2 in.)

Executed in 1999.

HK$100,000 - 150,000 

Sold for HK$100,000

Contact Specialist
Danielle So
Associate Specialist, Head of Day Sale

20th Century & Contemporary Art & Design Day Sale

Hong Kong Auction 9 July 2020