Ingo Maurer's latest eNewsletter lists various events that will be taking place in their showrooms during Munich Creative Business Week, which is taking place for the first time from the 7th to the 12th of February 2012. It is a wonderful city to live in, and so many creative people are based there, ensuring that this event will be very interesting. Of particular interest to fine lighting fans will be "Past, Present, Future: Lighting impressions by benwirth licht" in the new Egyptian Museum's bar and café area, but especially, not-to-be-missed, the new permanent showrooms of the finest contemporary crystal company, Windfall, at Amalienstrasse 81 a (call beforehand on +49 89 28807920) -- only a hop, skip and a jump (well, two metro stops) from Ingo Maurer's.
Our aim in this post to to urge you to go to Kaiserstrasse 47, because their new showrooms display everything from Ingo Maurer's catalogue, making it arguably the most exciting, stimulating -- and just plain interesting -- collection of lights gathered together in one place anywhere.
So what are Ingo Maurer putting on?
Deyan Sudjic, director of London's Design Museum, and the engineer and designer Moritz Waldemeyer, (responsible for some of the more amazingly engineered items in Swarovski's Crystal Place collection) will talk about their work and design at the showrooms, where some of the latter's LED objects will be on display.
Also, Ablaze, the installation by Ingo Maurer and Axel Schmid previously seen at Milan 2011, will be recreated:
the animated film, Chico and Rita by Fernando Trueba and Javier Mariscal -- "the story of two Cuban musicians united by romantic desire and their music". It has just been nominated for the Best Animated Feature Film Oscar.
Munich has so much to offer, but with Ingo Maurer's showrooms and Windfall's showrooms in the same city, fine lighting lighting fans need no other reason to visit Munich at any time of the year! It is astonishing good value, too, if you stay at Das Hotel in München -- in the quieter university district, near both showrooms and the city centre.