Wilheilm Wohlert and the CEO of Louis Poulsen at the time – Jens Kaastrup-Olsen – had a fruitful collaboration, and Mr. Kaastrup-Olsen asked Wilhelm Wohlert to design a pendant in three different sizes to suit different room sizes. Furthermore Wilhelm Wohlert had to create a lamp with easy installation, bulb changes and maintenance.
Today the Wohlert pendant is hanging in many different buildings around the world including the University of Copenhagen, where it fits perfectly and beautifully the classical buildings. But also for the just recently built AHTS Headquarters in Copenhagen the architect Kim Utzon chose the Wohlert Pendant.
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
Wohlert – Ø30 cm
Wohlert – Ø35 cm
Wohlert – Ø40 cm
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.