Ingo Maurer lighting designs - Graham Owen insects

Collaboration with Ingo Maurer - Based in Munich Germany

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Ingo came to the United States in 2010 to work with me for three days, in a joint effort at refining artistic insects to be incorporated into his creative and beautiful lighting designs.  Ingo sparked and stimulated creativity which continues to render a natural and higher beauty to my creations.

Since 2010 Ingo and I have worked on a number of one-off commissions for private collectors. Some collaborations are pictured below, while others remain private and undocumented.

Some products, such as - Bulb-Limited, Flatterby, Johnny B Butterfly, Five Butterflies, and I Ricchi Poveri - Fly, are available for purchase from the Ingo Maurer catalog, showrooms and distributors.

 

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Ingo Maurer - Biotope - Milan Design Week 2011

Ingo Maurer Biotope in the Spzio Krizia Milan Italy

Over four meters in length - one of the world's most amazing, one of a kind, artistic lighting designs

Center piece at the Spazio Krizia - Design Week - Milan Italy - April 2011

 

Photo of the Butterflies, dragonflies, beetles, salamanders and snake on the Ingo Maurer Biotope inside the Spazio Krizia during design week 2011

I enjoyed making snakes and salamanders, to compliment the insects, as well as chase and eat them...

 

White Glider butterfly replicas flying in and out of an illuminated cave

Internally illuminated caves and tunnels add a sense of mystery

 

Sparkling cherub butterfly replica with glowing iridescent wings

Iridescent butterfly replica basks in delight

 

Yellow Buttercup butterfly replica model in flight, suspended with thin wire

Buttercup in Flight

 

Green salamander replica with a green dragonfly replica

Hungry Salamander

 

Pair of blue butterfly models in flight

Blue Morpho's in Flight

 

Box with green and turquoise beetle replicas

Turquoise and iridescent beetle replicas - 3 of 6 beetle species made for the Biotope

 

Framed and mounted real butterflies used for reference purposes to replicate realistic models

 

Real butterfly specimens used for reference to study while making reproductions

These framed butterflies were raised on a butterfly farm, inspected and approved by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

 

Ingo Maurer Biotope with two custom Johnny B. Schmetterling light fixtures

Beautiful Ingo Maurer Lighting Designs - J.B. Schmetterling light fixtures and Biotope

 

Biotop in Milano

one of a kind chandelier

 

Graham Owen next to the Biotope in Milan

I had a fantastic time in Milan, such an amazing city

 

Biotope installation

Biotope in home

The Biotope is a multi-functional work of art, designed to provide light and dampen sound, by incorporating natural sea sponges, while captivating viewers with a magical sense of nature's beauty, mystery and enchantment.

An underlying theme is green, green, green, with spirits flying high, basically, an environmentally friendly masterpiece, incorporating sustainable harvested sea sponges, combined with man-made insects, presenting luminous atmospheres that play with traditional concepts of color, brightness, and shadow.

The Biotope was commissioned by a private collector, with final installation in an undisclosed location

 

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Ingo Maurer Schmetterling Butterfly Lamps on Display

Ingo Maurer designer lighting inside the Spazio KRIZIA in milan Italy April 2011

Spazio KRIZIA - Milan Italy

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Interior Design magazine cover June 2011 butterflies schmetterling

Interior Design magazine Market Tabloid cover page


Ingo Maurer Spirits Flying High - Spazio Krizia Milan 2011 invitation

Exhibition Invitation

 

Spazio Krizia Milano 2011 invitation - Ingo Maurer

Spirits Flying High!

More than 3,000 people attended the opening night party on April 12th

 

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Ingo Maurer admiring insect replicas at my desk in Burbank California

Ingo Maurer at my art desk - Burbank California - 2010

 

Smithsonian Natural History book signed by Ingo Maurer

I feel deeply honored!

 

Graham Owen in Munich Germany working on a small Biotope prototype

Graham in Munich Germany at Ingo Maurer design studio - December 2010

 

one of a kind Biotope table lamp

one of a kind Ingo Maurer desk lamp

 

Ingo Maurer green sea sponge and insect lamp made for his wife Jenny's birthday present

Birthday gift from Ingo to his wife Jenny

 

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Design Week - Milan Italy - April 2012

Green sea sponge Biotope wall on display Spazio Krizia Milan Italy 2012

Ingo Maurer "Biotope Wall" - illuminated with LED Butterflies by Graham Owen 

This is going to a very wonderful new modern house in Switzerland

 

LED butterflies

LED Butterflies

 

Ingo Maurer Biotope green wall with Graham Owen LED hand made butterflies

time for a few photos


Supernatural art

Supernatural

 

LED butterflies illuminate green sea sponges

a fun collaboration

 

Milan 2012 Ingo Maurer Milan Design Week party

Design Week - Milan Italy - April 2012

 

Biotope Wall illuminated with LED butterflies

One of a kind

 

 

Video

Each individual butterfly is computer controlled for brightness and patterns on the wall

 

Graham Owen in Milan Italy

I love Milano!

 

LED Butterflies hand made by Graham Owen

pretty wings

 

House of Flies one of a kind custom lamp

"House of Flies" - one of a kind light fixture - on display Design Week 20012

 

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London Design Festival - September 2012

Ingo Maurer Red Dragonfly lamp

Ingo Maurer Red J.B. Dragonfly lamp

 

JB Dragonfly lamp on display st The Conran Shop London England 2012

Red J.B. Dragonfly lamp on display - The London Design Festival - Conran Shop

 

New York Times Home section with Ingo Maurer Red Dragonfly lamp

New York Times - Home section cover - September 27, 2012

 

Sotheby's 20th Century Design Sale includes Ingo Maurer JB Dragonfly lamp

Sotheby's 20th Century Design sale - November 2015

 

Sotheby's Design Sale red JB Dragonfly lamp

Sold for 3x estimated price, $86,000.00

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Design Week - Milan Italy - April 2013

Red Dragon Attack Ingo Maurer and Graham Owen collaboration

Dragon Attack

 

hand made red dragonfly close up detail view

no two are identical - each one hand made

 

Beautiful dragonfly model hand made by artist Graham Owen

pretty wings

 

Graham helping assemble and compose the Red Dragon Attack

Graham - working and playing

 

Libellula Rossa Attaco - Spazio Krizia Milan 2013

Dragon Attack - by Ingo Maurer - dragonflies and damselflies by Graham Owen

 

Libellula Rossa - Milano 2013

s. Libellula Rossa - (red dragonflies) Spazio KRIZIA, Milano Italy

 

people admiring Ingo Maurer lamps

"Dragon Attack" and limited edition "J.B. Dragonfly" light

 

Graham Owen placing Red Dragonflies

glowing dragons

 

Ingo Maurer and Graham Owen in Milan Italy Spazio Krizia Desgin Week April 2013

Ingo Maurer my dear friend and collaborator

 

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Design Week - Milan Italy - April 2014

Spazio Krizia Milan Design Week 2014

@ Spazio KRIZIA, Milan

 

I Ricchi Poveri Silver Bzzzz

I Ricchi Poveri Silver Bzzzz - limited edition - 50 pieces - SOLD OUT

 

I Ricchi Poveri Silver Bzzzz silver plated Damsel Fly close up view

handmade Damselfly - clad in sterling sliver

 

prototype Ingo Horsefly lamp

Horsefly lamp prototype

 

artificial hand made realistic horsefly replica

detail

 

Ingo Biotope table lamp one of a kind

Beautiful light attracts beautiful insects - Ingo Maurer Biotope table lamp

 

Moritz Waldermeyer LED candles and a Graham Owen butterfly

My New Flame - LED Candles - and butterfly

 

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Design Week - New York City - May 2014

white butterfly lamp

art & design

 

Downstairs inside Ingo Maurer SoHo NYC showroom

Ingo Maurer lighting

 

Ingo Maurer and Graham Owen ICFF Design Week New York City 2014

Ingo Maurer and Graham Owen @ Ingo Maurer SOHO showroom

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