The VL56 is a character-rich piece of pendant lighting design that will effortlessly elevate any setting. Featuring a vertical lamp that emits a downward-facing light, the light source features a perforated glow, with the resulting effect being one which is soft but highly focused.
Crossing the divide between luxury and utilitarian, the VL56 is a wonderful example of the purposeful, honest lighting design that dominated the era in which it was first introduced, and remains relevant and effective in the modern day. The lamp sits well on its own and is impressive when presented in a cluster of several.
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.