Louis Poulsen is to relaunch the original Radiohus Pendant from the 1940s under the name of VL45 Radiohus Pendant. The Radiohus Pendant was originally created for the Radiohuset building on Frederiksberg in Copenhagen, which was designed by the architect Vilhelm Lauritzen – one of the leading proponents of modernism and functionalism. Vilhelm Lauritzen also designed all the lights for the Radiohuset building in partnership with Louis Poulsen. The Radiohus Pendant has since become a cherished design icon that is in great demand at antique markets and auctions.
On account of its huge popularity, Louis Poulsen has decided to reintroduce the Radiohus Pendant in September 2016, when the light will be available in two sizes: 250mm and 370mm diameter. The new light will feature the original design, updated to accommodate modern advances in light technology and energy efficiency. The Radiohus Pendant consists of three layers of mouth-blown glass. The innermost and outermost layers are made of transparent polished glass, while white glass is used for the intermediate layer.
A master of the art of light
“The historical ties between the Radiohus Pendant and the building for which it was created are clearly reflected in the design and the light-technology properties of the light itself. It was originally used for general illumination in many parts of the Radiohuset building. And with its powerful downwards light combined with gentler illumination via the opal glass – which generate softer tones in the room – it is simply ideal for illuminating both everyday objects and more decorative items. The pendant is decorative in a simple manner, and it aligns neatly with the current furnishing trend of combining modern design with tried and tested classics,” says Rasmus Markholt, Design Manager at Louis Poulsen.
Size Ø250mm and Ø370mm
Materials 3 layers of mouth-blown glass (transparent polished glass for the innermost and outermost layers; white glass for the intermediate layer), brushed brass, white pvc cord
Mounting Cable 3x0,75mm2. Canopy: Yes. Cable length: 4.4m.
Weight Min: 1.9 kg Max: 4.0 kg
Light source E27.
Class Ingress protection IP20. Electric shock protection I w. Ground.

Louis Poulsen


VL45 Radiohus pendant


design Vilhelm Lauritzen

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