Several pieces of iconic furniture were designed and made during the Bauhaus period. These pieces are world-renowned and some of them are still produced today, or have had strong influence on many contemporary designs.
The Wagenfeld Table Lamp is one of these iconic pieces, this lamp has been mimicked and reproduced thousands of times. Wilhelm Wagenfeld was one of the teachers at the Bauhaus school, and the designer of the Wagenfeld Table Lamp. He strongly believed that everyday household objects should be "cheap enough for the worker and good enough for the rich." He felt that everybody deserved to have quality design and good functionality in their furniture.
Another example of incredibly recognisable Bauhaus furniture is the Wassily Chair. This chair was designed between 1925-26 by Hungarian-born furniture designer Breuer. Breuer took his inspiration for the chair's design from his own bicycle. He based the frame of the chair on the bike's tubular, metal framework. Breuer then took a traditional club chair design, but simplified it down to its basic form of canvas seat, back and arms, to create the body of the chair. The chair was nicknamed the 'Wassily Chair' after painter Wassily Kandinsky, who was said to be particularly fond of the design. Kandinsky was a fellow instructor at the Bauhaus school and one of Breuer's good companions.