Around 1928 Wilhelm Wagenfeld designed this door handle at the Staatliche Bauhochschule in Weimar – the successor institution to the Bauhaus – which went into production at the Berlin bronze foundry S. A. Loevy. Today, the original Wagenfeld handles can only be found very rarely and are therefore coveted collector's items. A Wagenfeld handle was last offered in an auction by Sotheby's in 1991. Another copy is now owned by the Wagenfeld Foundation in Bremen. In the 1980s, TECNOLUMEN reissued the Wagenfeld design from 1928. The Wagenfeld handle was most widely used to date in the Federal Chancellery in Berlin.
Wilhelm Wagenfeld was one of the most influential pioneers of modern product design in Germany. He became the only student from the Weimar Bauhaus to make a successful transition to major industrial companies, achieving his goal of giving all citizens access to sophisticated, contemporary and affordable industrial products.Learn more about Wilhelm Wagenfeld