New date: 13 to 18 March 2022

Due to the corona virus, the management of Messe Frankfurt has postponed the Light + Building planned for March 2020 to March 2022.
Irrespective of this, mawa is presenting new luminaires by Matthias Sauerbruch + Louisa Hutton, as well as Hermann August Weizenegger. The range for museum applications and much more was expanded and newly developed.

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, tower (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.

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.



Architects are among the most important visitor groups at the world’s leading trade fair for lighting and building technology in Frankfurt, interior architects, designers, planners, craftsmen and dealers.


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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