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With its characteristic domed glass shade and the black lacquered metal base, the WA 23 SW is a popular classic which has been produced since 1980 by the German manufacturer Tecnolumen. In 1923, Wilhelm Wagenfeld developed the table lamp as part of a project from his mentor László Moholy-Nagy in the metal workshop at Bauhaus Weimar.


Product type Table lamp
Dimensions Height: 36 cm
Ø: 18 cm (Shade)
Ø: 16 cm (Base)
Material Nickel plated metal
Opal glass
Metal base, painted black
Function & properties Fixture E27, max. 75 W
Each lamp is consecutively numbered and bears the Bauhaus and Tecnolumen logos.
Delivery includes Light bulb not included
Care For cleaning a soft, damp cloth and a mild detergent are recommended.
Awards & museum Bundespreis „Gute Form“ 1982
MoMA New York
Certificates & Sustainability Bauhaus certified by Prof. Wilhelm Wagenfeld
Warranty 24 months
Product family Wagenfeld Collection
Datasheet Please click on picture for detailed information (ca. 0,1 MB).


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How do I recognise an original Wagenfeld lamp?

You can be sure that you are in possession of a Tecnolumen original by the numbering and embossed logos of the manufacturer and the Bauhaus on the underside of the base.

What is the difference between the Wagenfeld Lamps?

Design Story

The Bauhaus lamp, as it is popularly known, is the best known design by the German designer Wilhelm Wagenfeld and emerged during his time as a silversmith apprentice in the metal workshop at Bauhaus Weimar. Since 1980 the design has been distributed as a re-edition by the German company Tecnolumen. Tecnolumen is thus the only producer who holds the rights to the copyrighted design, rights they received personally from Wilhelm Wagenfeld. Due to its high degree of familiarity and timeless aesthetics, the Wagenfeld lamp is often copied and plagiarised: for this reason, the manufacturer Tecnolumen, in addition to stamping each and every lamp with a unique individual identification number also embosses its own logo and the Bauhaus logo under the base of each lamp. Originally the WA 23 SW was intended to present the industrial character Wagenfeld regarded as appropriate and necessary for all Bauhaus products: fell short however in his endeavours to design a mass-producible product. Construction only being possible via an elaborate and individual process. In 1979 however the manufacturer Tecnolumen began to produce the lamps on the basis of Wagenfeld's original designs: and that in a much more sustainable and economic fashion. The WA 23 SW is distinguished by its typical dome-shaped lamp shade, a shade which guarantees a diffuse and warm atmosphere, and stands out from its siblings on account of the elegant black stand.

The Tecnolumen WA 23 SW with black metal foot is a genuine Bauhaus classic


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