Professor Wilhelm Wagenfeld was fascinated by "the magic of frozen light". What he meant by this is shown by the dome of his timelessly elegant table lamp. The Wagenfeld lamp, which has won several awards, was designed in 1924 by the then 24-year-old Bauhaus journeyman in the workshop of the Weimar Bauhaus.
It follows the design principle "form follows function" and is considered an icon of modern industrial design. As an outstanding example of modern product design, it was included in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.