German industrial designer Wilhelm Wagenfeld was trained in silversmithing, design, engraving and modelling.
At the Bauhaus workshop in Weimar, Wagenfeld collaborated with Karl J. Jucker on the famous Bauhaus Table Lamp (1924; Yale Table Lamp), which has a hemispherical frosted glass shade formerly only used in industrial lighting, cylindrical glass stem and a circular glass base. The Bauhaus Table Lamp is one of the most recognizable Bauhaus designs with its modern industrial design that possessed both functionality and inconspicuous beauty. The inner workings of the Bauhaus Table Lamp are clearly displayed in its glass shaft. It has been in production since the first handcrafted models went into production in 1983. The Bauhaus Table Lamp has been reworked numerous times over the years. Its construction and design were geared towards industrial mass production; Wagenfeld held the belief that everyday household items should be “cheap enough for the worker and good enough for the rich”.
Furniture designs that have shaped 20th century design continue to endure and be very recognizable, thanks to film and television. These iconic, celebrated designs still fit into today’s decor world as naturally and utterly as they did mid-20th century.
An easy way to immediately add thoughtful flair to your bedroom is the addition of furniture at the foot of your bed. Don’t worry, it won’t clutter your bedroom; in fact, it’ll add both storage space and personality to your decor. The choices you have aren’t just limited to a chest or trunk at the end of your bed either. A pretty slat low bench gives you a place to sit and read in your sanctum as well as use it as a book bench for those books. It’s also dead handy to put your linens down on when you are changing bed sheets or even to keep your extra blankets on.
Fiberglass is plastic that is reinforced by fine glass fibers or strands embedded in a resin matrix.
Fiberglass is a fascinatingly beautiful, durable and sustainable material that has been touted as the lumber of the future. Its vibrant aesthetics, versatility and beguiling tactility have bestowed upon the material a sort of casual but hardy connoisseurship that endures.
Fiberglass is lightweight, extremely robust, low-maintenance, UV-resistant, nonporous and chemically inert, which means that it will not react with other substances that it comes in contact with. The strength properties of fiberglass actually surpass that of heavier steel. It also holds its shape and color over its lifetime and has excellent impact and scratch resistance. Little wonder then that it is a favorite material for furniture. Fiberglass has a very comfortable finish and also takes on even more depth as it wears in, showing more complexity as compared to other plastics that merely look hazed and dull over time and scratches. Cleaning fiberglass chairs is as easy as wiping them down.