Vilhelm Lauritzen - Nordic Masters London Tuesday, September 20, 2016 | Phillips
  • Provenance

    Vilhelm Lauritzen Arkitekter, Copenhagen

  • Literature

    Lisbet Balslev Jørgensen, Vilhelm Lauritzen: En Moderne Arkitekt, Copenhagen, 1994, pp. 244-46, 312-13 for images and a technical drawing

  • Catalogue Essay

    After graduating from the Copenhagen Royal Academy of Architecture in 1921 Vilhelm Lauritzen founded his own studio, Vilhelm Lauritzen Arkitekter. Having experienced the influence of Modernism during his travels in Europe, Lauritzen began promoting its principles through his own work.

    Amongst the architect’s most prestigious and iconic commissions are the National Broadcasting Building, or Radiohuset (1936-1941), and the Copenhagen Airport terminal in Kastrup (1939). Lauritzen’s work on the Radiohuset was not limited to the structure of the building; together with Finn Juhl, an employee of Vilhelm Lauritzen Arkitekter, he meticulously designed the interiors of the building. Its refined interiors were beautifully executed by prominent master cabinetmakers such as Rud. Rasmussen A/S and Andreas Jeppe Iversen.


Pair of armchairs, designed for the Radiohuset (National Broadcasting House), Copenhagen

circa 1945
Beech, fabric.
Each: 84 x 64.8 x 78 cm (33 1/8 x 25 1/2 x 30 3/4 in.)
Executed by cabinetmakers Rud. Rasmussen A/S, Copenhagen, Denmark.

£30,000 - 40,000 

Sold for £32,500

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Nordic Masters

London Auction 21 September 2016