What Tecnolumen ?
TECNOLUMEN ® was founded by Walter Schnepel in Bremen in 1980. Initially, the company produced a single lamp, namely: Wilhelm Wagenfeld table lamp WA 24 which was originally designed by Professor Wilhelm Wagenfeld Bauhaus in 1924. The company product range was quickly supplemented by additional drawings of the Bauhaus era joined, including items designed by Gyula Pap, Marianne Brandt and Hans Przyrembel.
Today TECNOLUMEN ® manufactures not only reissues of Bauhaus designs, but also crafts designs by contemporary designers such as Günter Leuchtmann, Wermekes Günter, Dieter Rams, Vincenz Warnke, Ninus Yoash Tatari, Thomas Schultz, Benedict Tonon, DesignGroup ZENO, P. Schnorrenberg, W. Schnepel, N. Voigtländer, Tetzner. TECNOLUMEN ® is currently the world's leading manufacturer of products designed for the Bauhaus era. The company is well known for the quality of their products relentlessly.
Who is Wilhelm Wagenfeld ?
Wilhelm Wagenfeld was born on April 5 1900 in Bremen. His school career started in 1914 in the drawing office of Bremer Silver Factory Koch & Bergfeld and after school Bremen until 1919. Starting this year, he became a student at Hanau. During his leaving school, he became a freelance graphic Bremen. In 1923, Wilhelm Wagenfeld began his career in the metal shop of the Bauhaus in Weimar. The following year, he began to Bauhaus. From 1926 to 1930, he became assistant to the ateliers of metal Bauhochsule National Weimar. Wagenfeld associated with Schott & Gen. Jena. That same year he became a professor at the National Academy of Brunewald (Berlin). 5 years later, he accepted the post of artistic director of "Leitung der Vereinigte Lausitzer. The 2nd World War explodes. In 1942 he completed his military service and then be denied the NSDAP in 1944. There will be a prisoner of war by the Russians in 1945.
Wilhelm helped found the Dresden Academy, connects the positions of Chief typing and standardization, teacher, secretary of the Industrial Design Office Württemberg, foreman etc.. This meticulous conductor increases the contracts for the playoffs and individuals. In 1980, Wilhelm Wagenfeld Wagenfeld lamp recreates the WG 24 of Bauhaus and other models for Tecnolumen. 10 years later, this great man, a pillar of German design, leaves the land May 28, 1990.
1937 Grand Prix (2 times for Jena and Lusatian Glass Works)
Gold Medal of the Exposition Universelle in Paris
Bronze medal at the Triennale of Milan
1940 Grand Prix of the Milan Triennale
1957 Grand Prix of the Milan Triennale (for the total damage? S)
1962 Honorary Member of the National Academy of Arts Stuttgart
1964 Senator of the Technical University of Stuttgart
1965 Honorary Member of the Academy of Arts
1968 Berlin Art Prize (Visual Arts)
Guest of honor at the Villa Massimo in Rome
1981 Presentation of "Dr. ing.hc, University of Stuttgart
Federal 1982 Good Design Award "(for the Bauhaus lamp, designed 1924)