The WA 24 is a table lamp that was designed in 1920. Its captivation lies in its reduction to its basic elements, making it elegant, functional, uncomplicated and also timeless. And undisputedly, it is one of the most famous Bauhaus objects today.
Walter Schnepel discovered it during one of his many visits to Wilhelm Wagenfeld’s studio. It was simply standing there, gathering dust, and it had no manufacturer. “Why had he never had it produced,” Schnepel asked. Wagenfeld replied: “Why don’t you do it?” And this
is exactly what Walter Schnepel did.
In 1980 Walter Schnepel founded TECNOLUMEN and started serial production.
Today TECNOLUMEN is one of the best-known manufacturers of original Bauhaus models. The first edition of WA 24 was followed by various versions, see WG24, in addition to co-operations with other Bauhaus artists such as Marianne Brandt.
Each lamp is numbered consecutively and bears the TECNOLUMEN signet.