Originally designed for the Danish Broadcasting House in Copenhagen in the 1940s, the stunning lamp series is perfect for both classic and contemporary interiors, embodying an aesthetic of timeless elegance. With five stunning opal shades, crafted from three layers of mouth-blown glass, delicately suspended from a rounded brass frame, the opposite materials beautifully complement one another to form a subtle statement piece. Producing a warming inviting glow, the light can softly illuminate entrance spaces, dining or living rooms; creating an authentic lighting atmosphere that pays homage to iconic Danish design.
Vilhelm Lauritzen (1894–1984) was 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, Daells Varehus department store, Radiohuset and the first airport built in Kastrup – represented the concentrated essence of contemporary life. Other significant buildings to stem from Lauritzen’s drawing board include Folkets Hus better known today as the Vega concert venue, the Shellhuset building and the Danish embassy in Washington.
Throughout his life, Vilhelm Lauritzen adhered to the principle that architecture is applied art – with equal emphasis on both ‘art’ and ‘applied’. “No life without aesthetics” was another one of Vilhelm Lauritzen’s firmly held beliefs.