LOUIS POULSEN VL45 RADIOHUS PENDANT LAMP.
Vilhelm Lauritzen(VL) designed all the lights for the Radiohuset building in partnership with Louis Poulsen. The Radiohus Pendant has since become a cherished design icon that is in great demand at antique markets and auctions.
On account of its huge popularity, Louis Poulsen has decided to reintroduce the Radiohus Pendant in September 2016, the light will be available in 3 sizes: 175mm, 250mm and 370mm diameter.
The lamp consists of three layers of glass. The inner and outer layers are made of transparent mirror glass. This way the environment reflects nicely in the lamp when it is switched off. The intermediate layer is made of white opal glass. The fitting is made from untreated brushed brass.
About Vilhelm Lauritzen:
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.