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Wilhelm Wagenfeld

April 15, 1900 -  May 28,  1990

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 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 ...