The Wagenfeld light was designed by Wilhelm Wagenfeld (1900-1990) in 1924 and ranks among the most famous lamps of the Bauhaus era. After his apprenticeship in a silverware factory and the attendance of the Zeichenakademie in Hanau, he was accepted as assistant in the world-famous Bauhaus workshop, where he created the design classic W24, the Wagenfeld light, also known as Bauhaus light. With his creations made of metal and glass, Wagenfeld became one of the most important industrial designers of his time.
The WA24 Wagenfeld light consists of an opaque globe; the base, the stand and the borders are made of nickel-plated metal. Metallic hemispheres under the base, which cannot be seen, make the light seem to be light-footed.
The light is produced by Tecnolumen following the original measurements and materials. All lights are numbered consecutively under the base and bear the Bauhaus and the Tecnolumen logo. An illuminant is not included in delivery.
The Wagenfeld light was awarded the National Prize "Gute Form" in 1982 and ranked among the best 200 for the year 2000.