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Wo-Tum-Bu Floor Lamp by Ingo Maurer

Glowing from the inside like a lit-up cocoon, the Ingo Maurer Wo-Tum-Bu Floor Lamp represents the possibility of life and hope for the future. Formed through an elaborate 8-step paper dyeing process invented by textile creative Dagmar Mombach and formed into its unique lamp design by Ingo Maurer, the Wo-Tum-Bu is a seamless blend of visual beauty and technical sophistication.

For more than 40 years Ingo Maurer has created somewhat irreverent and thought-provoking designs in a method that is more exo-modern than contemporary. These experimentalist collections enliven fashion runways, monuments and private homes, giving Ingo Maurer lighting a name that resounds in the minds of the design-forward.

The Ingo Maurer Wo-Tum-Bu Floor Lamp is available with the following:


  • Natural paper shade
  • Concrete base
  • Dimmer
  • Not suitable for damp locations
  • Not UL/ETL Listed
  • Made in Germany
  • Designed by Dagmar Mombach and Ingo Maurer, 1998
Please Note:

  • The paper used in this lamp is a natural, untreated product, with minor surface flaws a natural result of the manufacturing process. The paper shade is hand-made, by a patented process (requiring up to eight different treatments) based on a traditional Japanese method of textile dyeing. The results look superficially similar but, in fact, each shade is unique.
  • To protect paper, avoid exposure to dampness or direct sunlight. Do not overstretch the paper or fold it against the crease.
  • In some cases, the shade takes some time to assume its proper shape, as the paper has to hang and relax for a while. Touching the surface may cause shallow dents, but these can be removed by gently pushing them out from the opposite side.
Care Instructions:
Never use damp cloths, sponges or similar. If necessary, clean the shade with a light feather duster or paintbrush. The metal parts can be wiped with a dry cloth.


  • Size: Large, Medium, or Small.

  • Large option utilizes one 150 Watt 125 Volt Type E27 Halogen lamp (included).
  • Medium option utilizes one 50 Watt 125 Volt Type GY6.35 Halogen lamp (included).
  • Small option utilizes one 50 Watt 125 Volt Type GY6.35 Halogen lamp (included).
This item usually ships in 8-10 weeks.

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