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  • Provenance

    National Broadcasting Building (Radiohuset), Copenhagen

  • Catalogue Essay

    National Broadcasting Building (Radiohuset), Copenhagen Vilhelm Lauritzen graduated from The Royal Academy of Architecture in 1921, Copenhagen, and immediately established his own firm, which still functions. He is perhaps best known for his modernist designs of the Copenhagen Airport (1937-39) and the National Broadcasting Building (1936-41). Lauritzen believed that architecture was an applied art and therefore often designed furniture, fixtures, and lights for the interiors of his buildings. The present door handles were designed for use on all general doors and the wall lights are thought to have been designed for use in the concert hall or recording studios of the National Broadcasting Building.

    Phillips de Pury & Company would like to thank Jens Ammundsen and Therese Fangel Sivebæk from Vilhelm Lauritzen Architects for their assistance in cataloguing the present two lots.

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Pair of wall lights, from the National Broadcasting Building, Copenhagen

1936-1941
Brass, copper (2).
Each: 5 x 9 1/4 x 3 1/2 in (12.7 x 23.5 x 8.9 cm)

Estimate
$3,000 - 5,000 

Sold for $3,500

Design

15 June 2012
New York