Part of the VL Ring Crown Family, originally designed by Lauritzen for the Danish Broadcasting House in Copenhagen in the 1940s, the elegant wall lamp creates an inviting ambience. The shade's organic, curvaceous structure beautifully compliments the warming opal finish, creating a distinct wall feature that provides soft, diffused glare-free light. Perfect for positioning in a hallway, either side of a mirror in a bedroom or in a dining space, the VL Ring Crown Wall Lamp - One Shade, is a sophisticated addition to an interior environment.
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.