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VL38 table lamp Black

By Louis Poulsen


  • Description

    The VL38 table lamp was originally designed in the late 1930s by Vilhelm Lauritzen in partnership with Louis Poulsen for the construction of the Radiohuset building (the Danish broadcasting house) in Copenhagen (today the Royal Danish Academy of Music).

    Vilhelm Lauritzen’s lamp design, VL38 and the pendant VL45 both designed for Radiohuset, started to appear in Louis Poulsen catalogues after Worl War 2 in the middle of the 1940s.

    Both VL38 White/brass and VL45 were relaunched in fall 2016.

    To accommodate contemporary advances in light technology and energy efficiency the fixtures have been fitted with LED.

    The black edition of the VL38 has a stronger outline than the original white version, though maintaining the loved retro look and the soft, curvy expression of the original design.

  • Technical Info

    Dimensions: D(base)17.5cm x Ø(shade)13.5xm x H(arm)38cm

    Concept: The fixture emits downward directed light. The angle of the shade can be adjusted to optimise light distribution. The shade is painted white on the inside to ensure a soft comfortable light.

    Finish: Brushed brass. Black, powder coated.

    Base: Die cast aluminium.
    Shade: Spun aluminium. Stem: Brushed brass.

    Mounting: Cable type: Plastic cord. Cable length: 3,3m. Light control: Switch in the lamp stand. 2 light levels. LED driver: separate, plugs into power outlet.

    Weight: 3 kg.

    Class: Ingress protection IP20. Electric shock protection II w/o ground. Energy Class A++ - A.

    Light source: included 10W LED 2700K 40 lm/W

  • Designer
    Vilhelm Lauritzen

    Vilhelm Lauritzen (1894–1984) is one of the most significant architects in the history of Denmark; he was the trail-blazing figurehead of functionalism in Denmark. He is the architect behind a range of well-known buildings, including Nørrebro Theatre, Daells Varehus department store (the Skt. Petri Hotel today), the Radiohuset building and the famous Terminal 39 at Kastrup Airport. Other significant buildings to stem from Vilhelm Lauritzen’s drawing board include Folkets Hus (known today as the Vega concert venue), the Shellhuset building and the Danish embassy in Washington. In particular the Radiohuset building and the earliest version of Kastrup Airport – both listed today – are considered peerless monuments to modernism in the European genre of construction.

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  • Delivery

    5-6 weeks
    Made to order item

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