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Vilhelm Lauritzen

Vilhelm Lauritzen (1894 - 1984) was one of Denmark's leading modernist architects and designers.


He trained at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen and founded his own architectural practice after graduating. His buildings include the Daells Varehus department store in Copenhagen of 1928 (one of the first examples of Danish modernism) and a competition-winning design for the first Copenhagen Airport, completed in 1939.


One of his most celebrated schemes was the headquarters building for the Danish national broadcaster DR, known as the Radiohuset.


He also designed furniture, often specifically for his architectural schemes. His lighting designs from the 1930s were manufactured by Louis Poulsen and have recently been relaunched.


Vilhelm Lauritzen