The lighting concept for Residenztheater was Ingo Maurer’s last project.
The Munich Residenztheater, next to the Opera House, commissioned Ingo Maurer with the lighting concept for the “Wintergarten”, a room that is used as a café and visible from Max-Joseph-Platz. At the beginning of the 2019/2020 season under the new management of Andreas Beck, the concept was completed on 18 October 2019.Ingo Maurer started to design exceptional lamps, lighting systems and objects beginning in the middle of the 1960s, which his company produces and distributes worldwide. This is why he could realize his ideas without compromises.For over four working decades, Ingo Maurer and Team – as he referred to the co-workers – has constantly grown. It is now a group of more than sixty people. His project department has steadily evolved from the design of exhibitions at trade fairs, festivities and special installations of the lighting system YaYaHo (1984). Ingo Maurer took on commissions for lighting as well as interior light-planning. In addition to the sale of his regular products, the projects are now an important part of their activities. The challenges they pose have often been invigorating and inspiring, both through the people involved and the spaces that are to be designed. The projects permit Ingo Maurer to realize his ideas for artistic installation or lighting objects, providing at the same time intriguing and pleasant spaces for those who will live or work in them.
Jean Nouvel told him: ‘You are the lightest and most unexpected poet of the fragility of light’.
Now, we will miss his lighting poetry.
In Memoriam Ingo Maurer