Ingo Maurer requires no formal introduction. In the Centre Pompidou’s memorable exhibition ‘Lumières je pense à vous’ in 1985, he was presented as the greatest lamp designer with Gino Sarfatti. Perhaps both share a largely identical taste and approach by designing their lamps, not from a form, but by using a light source as their starting point. If Gino Sarfatti is by definition an engineer, Ingo Maurer is more of a sculptor. Maurer’s lamps yearn for poetry and a quality of light that is completely lacking with Sarfatti. Knitterling 1, the first in the series, diffuses a gentle light. It is an ambiguous object belonging as much to Asia, due to the Washi paper, as to the West with its trapezoidal lampshade.