Based on an original 1940s design that was used in the Danish Broadcasting House in Copenhagen, the magnificent pendant is a stunning centrepiece. Each opal shade has been crafted from three layers of mouth-blown glass, creating a stunning glossy finish that beautifully complements the luxurious brass frame. Embodying a style of timeless elegance, the light can coordinate with interior spaces both classic and contemporary. Providing a warming, inviting glow, the soft illumination combined with the stylish, authentic design adds a touch of subtle splendour to an interior environment. Part of the Louis Poulsen VL Ring Crown family.
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.