Scandinavia Design


Louis Poulsen – Vilhelm Wohlert

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Louis Poulsen, Danish Design Lighting

The Wohlert pendant is suitable for general lighting. The frosted glass surface provides even, diffused light. The opening at the bottom of the luminaire directs the light directly downwards. 

Vilhelm Wohlert and the then CEO of Louis Poulsen, Jens Kaastrup-Olsen, had a fruitful collaboration and Mr Kaastrup-Olsen asked Wohlert to design a suspension in three different sizes to suit different room sizes. 

He also asked Wohlert to ensure that the light source was easy to maintain and replace. Today, this luminaire hangs in many different buildings around the world, including the University of Copenhagen, where it is perfectly suited to classical buildings. 

Wohlert – Ø30 cm

Wohlert – Ø35 cm

Wohlert – Ø40 cm

Material Matt white opal glass, hand blown

Diameter 30 cm, 35 cm or 40 cm

Light source 1 x E27 or LED integrated 3000-1800K 41W DALI, phase dimming or Bluetooth

Vilhelm Wohlert

Vilhelm Wohlert

Vilhelm Wohlert (1920-2007) is a Danish architect, very known for his work on the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Humlebæk, Denmark. Begun in 1958 by himself and his partner and fellow architect Jørgen Bo (1919-1999), this modernist architectural project would last 33 years.

Vilhelm Wohlert studied at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen, where he followed the class of Professor Kaare Klint, and obtained his Architect diploma in 1944. He then became a professor at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts from 1968 to 1986 and later a member of honor. He was also the deputy CEO of this institution in the period 1968-1971.

His fame is international: He also served as a visiting professor at the University of California at Berkeley, USA from 1951 to 1953.