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Bulb Lamp, 1966

This is a Lamp. It was designed by Ingo Maurer and manufactured by Ingo Maurer GmbH. It is dated 1966 and we acquired it in 2008. Its medium is mold-blown glass, chrome-plated metal, incandescent bulb. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

This object was featured in our Object of the Day series in a post titled A Bulb Within A Bulb.

This object was donated by Ingo Maurer. It is credited Gift of Ingo Maurer.

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Its dimensions are

H x diam.: 29.2 x 20.3 cm (11 1/2 x 8 in.)

Cite this object as

Bulb Lamp, 1966; Designed by Ingo Maurer (German, b. 1932); Germany; mold-blown glass, chrome-plated metal, incandescent bulb; H x diam.: 29.2 x 20.3 cm (11 1/2 x 8 in.); Gift of Ingo Maurer; 2008-16-1-a,b

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Maira Kalman Selects.

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