“What a sick idea to eliminate an icon like the light bulb”
When we were in Munich this spring and ran into Ingo Maurer the discussion regarding the new European regulations to ban the incandescent bulb by September were heated.
Never one to just accept things passively, Ingo Maurer was using his showroom to demonstrate how silly the new rules are.
I’ll never forget his display of the charming Lucellino desk lamps outfitted with squiggly compact fluorescent lamps. Horrid!
“At some point somebody decided that the frosted light bulb was our enemy inefficient and a hazard to the environment, so they lobbied to banish its beauty into extinction.
Disgusted with the alternatives we created a new efficient bulb technology – an innovative 24V halogen which thumbs its nose at the new legislation. Greener than its predecessor, it possesses the same frosty white light we have known and loved, and it is coming to a reality near you, sooner than you think. In fact, it’s already shipping.Be happy, the future is warm, bright, and friendlier than ever. You can thank us later.”
Ingo Maurer and Team – 2009