Natural Paper, metal, silicone, glass,aluminum and steel. German Ingo Maurer and his team in collaboration with Dagmar Mombach began with these materials when they took up the design of the Mamo Nouchies series of limited edition lamps, part of which is the Watapunga floor lamp that arrived at Oikos. With clear aesthetic references to Japanese art and being passionate about paper, Ingo Maurer and his team got the inspiration from the Japanese sculptor Isamu Noguchi and the way he treated paper, evolved the traditional Japanese craft of Akari and even named the lamp after ancient tribal spirits from all over the world. For the creation of Watapunga, Maurer and Mombach manipulated plain sheets of paper by hand, pulling and folding. The minute you see this piece, you feel its fine craftsmanship and the complex handwork that were required in order to be made. Watapunga radiates a soft diffuse room light through the sheets of paper that took their shape each time by hand, utilized as never before.
This design piece is original and unique and you need to treat it as such!