Designer Lamp from the 1950s
The VL45 Radiohus pendant lamp was originally designed in 1945 by the architect Vilhelm Lauritzen together with Louis Poulsen for the new building for the Danish Broadcasting Corporation in Frederiksberg, today home to the Royal Danish Academy of Music.
As part of a rerelease, the lamp is being produced again based on the original designs from the 50s, equipped with state-of-the art-lighting technology.
Glass Pendant Lamp
The Radiohus pendant lamp consists of three layers of hand-blown glass. The innermost layer consists of transparent glass, the middle layer of white glass and the outermost layer again of transparent glass.
‘The historical ties between the Radiohus pendant lamp and the building for which it was created are clearly reflected in the design and the quality of the lighting technology. It was originally used for general illumination in many parts of the Radiohus building. The powerful light combined with weak light through the opal glass, which provides smooth gradations in the surrounding space, makes the lamp tailor-made for festive occasions and daily activities alike. The pendant lamp is decorative in a simple manner, and aligns neatly with the current furnishing trend of combining modern design with tried and tested classics.’Rasmus Markholt - Design Manager at Louis Poulsen
The VL45 lamp emits uniform and soft lighting through the multiple layers of glass. The opening at the bottom, depending on the lamp’s height, lets you direct the light downwards. Depending on the desired lighting quality, the light can be mounted higher up for uniform lighting or lower down for concentrated lighting.