Wagenfeld Lampe

Hi everyone!

I discovered that here in my house I have a very important lamp, so I want to talk about it because I love it! It was designed in 1924 by Wilhelm Wagenfeld together with Carl Jakob Jucker.

Wagenfeld was an important German industrial designer of the 20th Century. Some of his works are still produced until these days. This lamp is one of his classics and it’s a table lamp, known as Wagenfeld Lampe but sometimes it is also named the Bauhaus lamp because he was admitted as a journeyman to the Bauhaus workshop in Weimar. Here he designed the first model of this lamp. Today as well, the Wagenfeld table lamp continues to be manufactured on this basis, following the original specifications for dimensions and materials.

A very interesting thing is that each lamp is numbered and bears this logo: TECNOLUMEN and BAUHAUS.

Indeed Wagenfeld’s lamp is a masterpiece illustrating both Bauhaus philosophy and TECNOLUMEN’s dedication to Bauhaus design.

There are four different versions of the lamp.

Its foot is made of glass or chrome and the lampshade consists of opal glass. It became a symbol of an unique epoch in the history of modern art and then as an expression of modern contemporary design.
Even if its creator hasn’t become as prominent as other members of the Bauhaus period, Wagenfeld´s Bauhaus lamp still remains a worldwide respected work of art.

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~ by Giorgia Yasmine Rocca on May 5, 2010.

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