My mother just gave me 2 more vases for my birthday to add to my collection. I’m so excited !
So I thought I’d write a little bit about Wilhelm Wagenfeld, the designer of the vases and many other things, for you.
I started collecting the vases in the early 1990’s, shortly after his death. At that time many of his pieces were available at flea markets for not much money at all.
He is probably best known for his table lamp
and for his tea pot. Both which are still / again in production.
Wilhelm Wagenfeld was born in Bremen, Germany 1900 and passed away in 1990 in Stuttgart. He worked as an apprentice in a factory for Silver cutlery, after studying drawing all throughout his young life. He then joined the Bauhaus in 1923, where he refined his skills as a craftsman in the metal workshop. Wagenfeld became a well known industrial designer, and taught at various art schools, keeping true to the modernist principles of the Bauhaus.
Besides the iconic pieces above, he created many many beautiful, always functional, items.
I still love my vases the most.