The Wagenfeld lamp ranks among the most famous lamps from the Bauhaus period. It was designed in 1924 by Wilhelm Wagenfeld (1900-1990). After his apprenticeship in a silverware factory and a visit to a drawing academy, he was received as an assistant at the world-famous Bauhaus workshop. It was here that he created the design classic W24, also called Wagenfeld lamp or Bauhaus lamp. With his metal and glass designs, Wagenfeld became one of the most important industrial designers of his time.
The WG24 Wagenfeld lamp consists of an opal glass cupola. The base and the foot are made of clear glass and the edging consists of nickel-plated metal. The metal hemispheres below the base create a “light-footedness” effect.
The lamp is manufactured by Tecnolumen following the design's original specifications for dimensions and materials. All lamps are consecutively numbered under the base and bear the Bauhaus and Technolumen logos. The lamp is delivered without a light bulb.
The Wagenfeld lamp was awarded the German federal prize “Gute Form” and ranks among the “best 200 for the year 2000”.