Bernhard Dessecker started his career as an interior architect in New York. He later moved to Germany to work at the studio of revered lighting designer Ingo Maurer. Maurer’s studio output is distinctive in form and concept. His desire to innovate with material, process and aesthetic has lead to some highly eccentric works. Dessecker established himself as Maurer’s right hand man, working on the studio’s most technically challenging products.
The Cheerioh lamp fits in perfectly in Maurer aesthetic. Three uprights support a delicate paper shade that can opens and closes like a bird’s beak around a delicate opal glass diffuser. The light runs off a low voltage LED system that allows the user to turn it on and off by touching it. In good functional and tested condition.