The VL Ring Crown family derives from a lamp designed by architect Vilhelm Lauritzen for the Danish Broadcasting House in Copenhagen in the 1940s.
True to its original materials and design, the VL Ring Crown was reintroduced in 2019. It’s made of untreated, polished brass and with three, five or seven shades in glossy white, triple-layered, mouth-blown opal glass. It was complemented by the wall lamps and pendant originally installed in the Danish Broadcasting House.
In partnership with Louis Poulsen, iconic Danish architect Vilhelm Lauritzen designed the VL45 Radiohus Pendant in the 1940s for Radiohuset, the new Danish Broadcasting House. Originally, though, the VL45 Radiohus Pendant was called the Office Lamp.
All the versions of the VL45 Radiohus Pendant are made of the characteristic mouth-blown, glossy white opal glass and untreated brushed brass. Large or small, alone or in groups, the pendants have their own way of enhancing all types of interior.
Vilhelm Lauritzen (1894–1984) is one of the most significant architects in the history of Denmark; he was the trail-blazing figurehead of Danish functionalism. A number of his buildings – Nørrebro Theatre (1931–32), Daells Varehus department store (1928–35), Radiohuset (1936-41) and the first airport built in Kastrup (1937–39) – represented the concentrated essence of contemporary life. Other significant buildings to stem from Lauritzen’s drawing board include Folkets Hus (1953–56) better known today as the Vega concert venue, the Shellhuset (1950–51) building and the Danish embassy in Washington (1958–60). 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.