A light reduction: mawa design | News | Architonic

With a thorough understanding of design and how things work, mawa Design of Brandenburg, Germany, develops and produces high-quality luminaires which in terms of both their technology and construction are always in step with the times. Company founder Martin Wallroth began 40 years ago with residential objects, before cooperating with external designers in the 1980s and, from that point forward, increasingly concentrating on the manufacture of luminaires. It was through his early encounter with two very different classic luminaires of the 1950s – “schliephacke” and “ssymmank” – that Wallroth saw the light, as it were. Originally developed by designer Fridtjof Schliephacke as a luminaire for a student residence hall, “schliephacke” unites a table and floor lamp and is conceived for industrial production in the spirit of the Bauhaus. For students, it was ultimately too expensive, but in the 1960s it found its way into the homes of numerous consumers with an affinity for design and in thi… continue

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