Ingo Maurer designed the Bibibibi in 1982 originally as a wedding present for friends. The legs came from a plastic Stork, which he had seen at Woolworths. The birds were sold out, but only a pair of legs without torso was left. The sales person did not want to sell the incomplete product, but we see here how the story ends. The playful table lamp was very well received when it first came out, and in the beginning was made as a limited and numbered series of 500 pieces. This example is from that limited run and numbered 183/500 and has to be considered almost an art piece. Below the long stem, holding a feather, is the black round tin plate shade that mimics the body of a bird and is set above a pair of red plastic Stork legs standing on a white porcelain plate. The white porcelain plate reflects a soft light that is glare-free, and can function as a shelf for small but important objects. Very good condition with minimal ware.
Designer: Ingo Maurer
Maker: Ingo Maurer
Design Period: 1980 to 1989
Year of Production: 1982
Country of Manufacture: Germany
Identifying marks: Signed and numbered on the plate, sticker on the underside of the plate.
Restoration and Damage Details: -
Plug Type: European Plug (up to 250V)
Materials: Metal, Plastic, Porcelain
Color: Black, red, white
Height: 55 cm
Diameter: 30 cm
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