New date: 27 September to 2 October

Due to the corona virus, the management of Messe Frankfurt has postponed the Light + Building planned for March 2020 until September 2020.
mawa presents new lights from Matthias Sauerbruch + Louisa Hutton, Hermann August Weizenegger, an extended lighting range for museum applications, and much more in a walkable room installation which reflects mawa’s stance towards sustainability – beginning on March 8th at the Light & Building 2020 in Hall 1.2, Stand A40.

The spectrum of lights made in Brandenburg extends from technical lighting systems for a number of special applications to re-editions of classic designs. New innovations for 2020 include the swivel-mounted wall and floor light, heron, designed by Matthias Sauerbruch + Louisa Hutton (Sauerbruch Hutton Architects) and hub, a linear suspended lighting system by Hermann August Weizenegger (Atelier HAW).

The comprehensive seventies plus series supplements the range for museum applications. Tadeo, silo (also from HAW), stuttgart, polly, oskar and giro in new colors (Serge & Robert Cornelissen) form a unique and varied table lamp sextet. In addition, new evolutions of the one piece, pure, maggy and berliner ring series' will be on show. The classic schliephacke floor lamp will be presented as a custom edition available in four new colors.

For mawa, the designer Hermann August Weizenegger (Atelier HAW, Berlin) developed an exhibition stand concept unifying the presentation of new products, the stance of the company towards sustainability, and contemporary design trends in a walkable room installation. The striking material composition is conceived from the principle of mood boards; collages of material, color, and form that illustrate sentiments and atmosphere, and are often created at the beginning of the design process.

Weizenegger’s work is as precise and rich in detail as the lights from mawa. For both companies, sustainability in the use of materials is of central importance. The elements of the exhibition stand, whether ceramic, stone, or metal, are not cut to size, but predominantly used in the state offered by each manufacturer. This creates, for one, striking contrasts, and secondly, ensures that the unprocessed material can be re-used once the trade fair is over. After Light + Building, the stand from mawa will be integrated into the exhibition “Atmoism” conceived by Hermann August Weizenegger, which can be seen from 12 June, 2020 in the Kunstgewerbemuseum der Staatlichen Museen zu Berlin (Museum of Applied Arts of the National Museums of Berlin).

About the lights


swivelling wall and floor light
Design: Matthias Sauerbruch + Louisa Hutton (Sauerbruch Hutton Architects)

Characteristic for this lighting ensemble: long, well-balanced swivelling arms which move freely, thanks to several ball-joint connections. The minimalistic lighting heads can be used for concentrated reading as well as brought into position to accentuate additional surfaces. A stark reduction in material and form is the distinguishing feature of this lighting series from Sauerbruch Hutton.


Suspended lighting system
Design: Hermann August Weizenegger

Hermann August Weizenegger answers the great suspended lighting-system question “How can a system respond to a variety of complex spatial situations with only one module?” by concentrating on the connection between modules, letting each module exist independently, while creating an expressive form that asserts itself confidently and equally well in both living and working worlds.
The key to this design is its simplicity. The construction made of four lasered sheet-metal elements is only held together by hinges, magnets, and Reutlinger pins. Each module is equipped with a ballast unit and can be fitted with LEDs and track rails. The typical surface-finishes and color technology offered by mawa lends hub an attractive feel for hotel lobbies, bars, offices, and personal spaces.


Table lamp series
Design: Hermann August Weizenegger

The idea for this table lamp came to Hermann August Weizenegger while he was viewing photographs by the artists, Bernd and Hilla Becher, at an exhibition. He was fascinated by the documented industrial buildings including pit head towers, blast furnaces, coal shelters, gasometers, and grain silos, and translated their character into a minimalistic-abstract sculpture manufactured of porcelain and blown glass, finished in the Becher's black-white aesthetic.

seventies plus

Track-mounted spotlights
Design: Jan Blieske / Jan Dinnebier
Engineering: mawa design

The track-mounted spotlight for professional applications in museum contexts. Seventies plus is the newest evolution of the successful seventies series. While only 5 mm longer than seventies, the seventies plus series trumps seventies with a DALI version as well as in its variety and range of applications.
The selection consists of LED-modules in two sizes. Now available in combination with seven instead of the previous three reflectors, the variation in available beam angles has expanded many times over. The focus of the series belongs to the track-mounted spotlight with a maximum color rendering value  > 95 (typ. 97) and certified for museum applications.

About mawa

“You can see an influence of the classical modern age on our core business – the technical lighting systems that mawa produces. Thereby we always pursue an important goal with new developments: sustainability, also in design – i.e. our products must be durable, preferably also resistant to trends, functioning technically and optically after years of use – to put it brief: ageing with dignity. I think this is our greatest contribution to sustainability.”

Martin Wallroth, founder and managing partner

mawa combines intelligent robotics with skilled craftsmanship. Under one roof, just southwest of Berlin, a variety of experts work with the newest CNC technology. Technical solutions here are truly “within view” and “within reach”. This direct exchange with designers, lighting planners, production engineers and installers is highly valued by our customers whose projects mawa has fulfilled for more than 40 years.



The world’s leading trade fair for light and building technology takes place from 27 September to 2 October in Frankfurt. Included among the most important visitor groups are architects, interior designers, designers, planners, craftsmen, and distributors. mawa can be found in Hall 1.2, Stand 40A.


The material for the exhibition stand designed by Hermann August Weizenegger was kindly provided by these businesses:

  • Kaufmann Keramik GmbH (ceramic manufacturer)
  • KOBER Steinwiesen GmbH & Co. KG (porcelain screen)
  • KRISKADECOR (chain screen)
  • Porcelaingres GmbH (stoneware tiles)
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mawa’s participation at the trade fair is supported by funding provided by the European Regional Development Fund and the Federal State of Brandenburg.


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