Wilhelm Wagenfeld, 1924
This table lamp, designed by Wilhelm Wagenfeld in 1924, is often named the Bauhaus lamp. Wagenfeld was 24 years old, when he was admitted as a journeyman to the Bauhaus workshop in Weimar. Here he designed the first model of this lamp as his solution to an assignment given to him by László Moholy-Nagy. As Wagenfeld said years later, the Bauhaus designs were intended to be industrial products, and indeed looked like them. In fact they were hand-crafted ...
Today as well, the Wagenfeld table lamp WG 24 continues to be manufactured on this basis, following the original specifications for dimensions and materials. All lamps are consecutively numbered under the base and bear the Bauhaus and TECNOLUMEN logos. As proven by being named "the Bauhaus lamp", Wagenfeld's lamp is a masterpiece illustrating both Bauhaus philosophy and TECNOLUMENs dedication to Bauhaus design.
TECNOLUMEN produces 4 different versions of the lamp, all authentic designs by Wilhelm Wagenfeld.
The Bauhaus lamp was and still is copied and faked very often. To be sure about the authentic authorized edition you might read about genuine and imitation of Wagenfeld's design.
Since 1986 in the shop of the Museum of Modern Art, New York.
Material: glass plate and glass tube made of clear glass, nickel-plated metal parts, opal glass screen
Dimensions: 36 cm (height), 15.2 cm (Ø base), 18 cm (Ø head)
The only copyrighted reedition authorized by Prof. Wilhelm Wagenfeld
Each lamp is numbered consecutively and bears this symbol: TECNOLUMEN / BAUHAUS
Recommended illuminant: LED lamp 7 W, matt
UrhG (German Copyright Law), articles 2, 3, 8, 23 and 24 – ‘Bauhaus Glass Lamp’ Wilhelm Wagenfeld is the sole copyright holder for legal purposes of the ‘Bauhaus Glass Lamp’, which is primarily characterized by a round glass base-plate, a glass shaft enclosing a metal pipe concealing the electrical lead and a white, almost hemispherically shaped glass shade which conceals the light bulb.
Hamburg Intermediate Court of Appeals, judgement
of 4th March 1999 – 3 U 169/98
Wilhelm Wagenfeld was one of the most influential pioneers of modern product design in Germany. He became the only student from the Weimar Bauhaus to make a successful transition to major industrial companies, achieving his goal of giving all citizens access to sophisticated, contemporary and affordable industrial products.Learn more about Wilhelm Wagenfeld