LOUIS POULSEN | VL38 Table lamp | Design: Vilhelm Lauritzen | 2 colour options |
Vilhelm Lauritzen was not just one of the most prominent, respected and productive architects in Danish history, he was also a master of the art of uniting materials and light. He devoted his working life to developing and improving his lamps, which blended in harmoniously with the buildings he designed.
In partnership with Louis Poulsen, Lauritzen originally designed the Radiohus Pendant in the late 1930s for the construction of the Radiohuset building on Frederiksberg, Copenhagen, which is now home to the Royal Danish Academy of Music.
Its retro look is much-loved and the VL38 Table and Floor lamps stay faithful to the soft, curvy expression of the original, pre-World War II design. The light head is obliquely angled and its arm, which is made of brass, features a small hinge on top to allow minute adjustment of the light head.
The luminaire provides accurate downward light, making it ideal for use as a work light or as more general illumination.