The VL Studio family derives from a lamp designed by architect Vilhelm Lauritzen for Radiohuset (The Radio House, headquarters of the Danish Broadcasting Corporation) in Copenhagen in the 1940s. The name ‘Studio’ was chosen because some of the lamps were used outside studios to indicate – with either a red or green light – whether recording was taking place.
Vilhelm Lauritzen was the architect behind Radiohuset, which was inaugurated in his functionalist design in 1945. Radiohuset is a ‘gesamtkunstwerk’ – like most of Lauritzen’s buildings – meaning that he designed all the interiors and every detail of the building for the project. When developing Radiohuset, Lauritzen designed a broad collection of lamps in close collaboration with Louis Poulsen. For this project, Lauritzen created the Studio lamp, the VL 38 Table lamp (VL38), the Radiohus Pendant (VL45) and the VL Ring Crown lamps.
After the creation of the lamps in the 1940s, they were produced by Louis Poulsen. However, over the years, they were all taken out of production. The VL45 (Radiohus Pendant) and the VL38 (Table lamp originally from the interior of the building) were reintroduced in 2016, the VL Ring Crown in 2019, and most recently the VL Studio lamp in 2022. The VL Studio lamp is closely related to the Radiohus Pendant; both create a diffused light through opaline glass which provides a pleasant general light around the lamp.
True to its original materials and design with minor modifications, the VL Studio Wall lamp was reintroduced in 2022. It is made of polished brass that is slightly brushed with glossy white, triple-layered, mouth-blown opal glass. The VL Studio Wall lamp is also available in a new matt black version for a more graphical, clean expression compared to the soft, warm look of the polished brass version.
The VL Studio Wall lamp brings a modern touch and warm ambience to any interior with its simple aesthetic and exquisite materials.