LOUIS POULSEN VL38 TABLE LAMP.
Design by Vilhelm Lauritzen.
This timeless lamp from Louis Poulsen – used once in the studios of the functionalist building – features a beautiful brass arm and a shade with a simple, organic form. The angle of the head can be adjusted with a small hinge, and due to the shade’s white interior the lamp casts a pleasant downward light.
The VL38 table lamp is an elegant task light that can also be used for general illumination. What’s more, the minimalist light features a timer function and can be set to turn off in 4 or 8 hours.
Diameter: Shade diameter 13,5 cm. Height: 38 cm.
Light source: Fixed 10W LED (included)
Colour temperature: LED 2700K 9.6W
About the designer:
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.