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At Louis Poulsen, we create design to shape light. Behind every lamp lies craftsmanship and carefully thought through details with only one purpose: To complement the surroundings with the right light. Light that gives a pleasant atmosphere and make both the room and the people in it, beautiful.

This autumn offers both new and old classics – experience them here:

VL38 is originally a table lamp, created for Radiohuset in Copenhagen and designed by Vilhelm Lauritzen. Now, the simple and functional design is available in a floor and wall version.

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VL38

Wall, Floor & Table

Vilhelm Lauritzen, one of the most prominent architects of the modernist and functionalist movements, designed the Radiohuset building and he also created all the light fittings for the project in partnership with Louis Poulsen. The VL38 Table Lamp was originally used in the radio studios in the building.

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Original design – technically updated lighting

The VL38 family is born of functionalism. The light head is organically shaped, painted white and obliquely angled. The light arm, which is made of brass, features a small hinge on top to allow minute adjustment of the light head. The luminaire provides accurate downward light, making it ideal for use as a work light or as more general illumination.

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Light artist ahead of his time

Vilhelm Lauritzen was not just one of the most prominent, respected and productive architects in Danish history, he was also a master of the art of uniting materials and light. He devoted his working life to developing and improving his lamps, which blended in harmoniously with the buildings he designed.

All the lamp models are typical examples of Vilhelm Lauritzen’s approach to a modern and functional design idiom that also distinguishes his architecture.

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VL38 Table Lamp

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VL38 Wall Lamp

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VL38 Floor Lamp

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Variants

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VL38 Table Lamp

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VL38 Wall Lamp

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VL38 Floor Lamp

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5 lbs 10W LED 2700K

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VL38 Table Lamp

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Design

Vilhelm Lauritzen

Concept

The fixture emits downward directed light. The angle of the shade can be adjusted to optimize light distribution. The shade is painted white on the inside to ensure a soft comfortable light.

Finish

Brushed brass. White, powder coated.

Material

Base: Die cast aluminum. Shade: Spun aluminum. Stem: Brushed brass.

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Mounting

Cord type: White. Cord length: 10’. Switch: High/low/off switch on the base. LED driver: Separate, plugs into power outlet.

Weight

Min: 5 lbs. Max: 5 lbs.

Class

Ingress protection IP20.

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VL38 Floor Lamp

Product Details

Design

Vilhelm Lauritzen

Concept

The fixture emits downward directed light. The angle of the shade can be adjusted to optimize light distribution. The shade is painted white on the inside to ensure a soft comfortable light.

Finish

Brushed brass. White, powder coated.

Material

Base: Die cast aluminum. Shade: Spun aluminum. Stem: Brushed brass.

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Mounting

Cord type: White. Cord length: 10’. Switch: In-line High/low/off foot switch provided. LED driver: Separate, plugs into power outlet.

Weight

Min: 12 lbs. Max: 12 lbs.

Class

Ingress protection IP20.

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VL38 Wall Lamp

Product Details

Design

Vilhelm Lauritzen

Concept

The fixture emits downward directed light. The angle of the shade can be adjusted to optimize light distribution. The shade is painted white on the inside to ensure a soft comfortable light.

Finish

Brushed brass. White, powder coated.

Material

Wall box: Punched aluminum. Shade: Spun aluminum. Arm: Brushed brass.

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Mounting

Cord type: White. Cord length: 10’. Switch: High/low/off switch on the wall plate. LED driver: Separate, plugs into power outlet.

Weight

Min: 2 lbs. Max: 2 lbs.

Class

Ingress protection IP20.

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Vilhelm Lauritzen

1894-1984, Denmark

Vilhelm Lauritzen (1894–1984) is one of the most significant architects in the history of Denmark; he was the trail-blazing figurehead of functionalism in Denmark. He is the architect behind a range of well-known buildings, including Nørrebro Theatre, Daells Varehus department store (the Skt. Petri Hotel today), the Radiohuset building and the famous Terminal 39 at Kastrup Airport. Other significant buildings to stem from Vilhelm Lauritzen’s drawing board include Folkets Hus (known today as the Vega concert venue), the Shellhuset building and the Danish embassy in Washington, D.C. In particular the Radiohuset building and the earliest version of Kastrup Airport – both listed today – are considered peerless monuments to modernism in the European genre of construction.

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Vilhelm Lauritzen

1894-1984, Denmark

Vilhelm Lauritzen (1894–1984) is one of the most significant architects in the history of Denmark; he was the trail-blazing figurehead of functionalism in Denmark. He is the architect behind a range of well-known buildings, including Nørrebro Theatre, Daells Varehus department store (the Skt. Petri Hotel today), the Radiohuset building and the famous Terminal 39 at Kastrup Airport. Other significant buildings to stem from Vilhelm Lauritzen’s drawing board include Folkets Hus (known today as the Vega concert venue), the Shellhuset building and the Danish embassy in Washington, D.C. In particular the Radiohuset building and the earliest version of Kastrup Airport – both listed today – are considered peerless monuments to modernism in the European genre of construction.