The Wagenfeld lamp ranks among the most famous lights of the Bauhaus era. It was designed by Wilhelm Wagenfeld (1900-1990) in 1924. After an apprenticeship in a silverware factory and training at a drawing academy, he was accepted as a fellow at the world-famous Bauhaus workshop, where he created the design classic W24, the “Wagenfeld lamp”, also known as “Bauhaus lamp”. Wagenfeld became one of the most important industrial designers of his time with his designs made of metal and glass.
The WG24 Wagenfeld lamp consists of an opal coloured glass globe, while the base and the stand are made of clear glass and the bezels from nickel-plated metal. The metal sphere halves under the base plate give the lamp its lightfootedness.
The lamp is produced by Tecnolumen following the original measures and materials. All lamps are consecutively numbered under the base and bear the Bauhaus and Tecnolumen logos. The lamp comes without a lightbulb.
The Wagenfeld lamp was awarded the German National Prize “Gute Form” in 1982 and ranked among the “Best 200 for the year 2000”.