Jenaer Glas- Wilhelm Wagenfeld edition


With the Wilhelm Wagenfeld edition by Jenaer Glas, design classics of modernity are again made available outside international museums. The famous tea service and the egg coddler no. 1 and no. 2 have been designed at the Bauhaus for Jenaer Glas in the early 1930s. As prototypes of modern glass design they are part of design history.

Wilhelm Wagenfeld, the pioneer of German industrial design, cooperated with Jenaer Glas in a special way: both entered one of the earliest liaisons of art and industrial technology. While the new temperature-resistance opened up glass to use for cooking, baking and refrigerating, Wagenfeld had a creative vision for practical design.

He wanted an aesthetic value to arise from the claim of universality of industrial production. That’s how the demand for products of a prototypical beauty according to the human arose. The tea pot by Wilhelm Wagenfeld can still be found in the New York Museum of Modern Art.

New values developed from this historical development that still show a strong relation between outstanding design and practical value today.

The tea service in Bauhaus design from 1931 (cataloge raisonné 61) ranks among the design classics of the modern era. The characteristic style and exquisite craftsmanship of the teapot elements really make this piece stand out. The egg coddler, also the work of designer Wilhelm Wagenfeld (1933), can be used to prepare eggs in the glass as well as desserts, patés and lots more besides. All products are heat-resistant, dishwasherproof and suitable for microwaving (without metal parts).