The architect Vilhelm Lauritzen (1894-1984) is one of the noble fathers of Danish Modernism. In his projects he personally took care of every detail, including the decorative elements and furnishings, according to a conception according to which architecture had to combine functionality and artistic sense in harmony. Lauritzen loved working with plays of light, equipping his architecture with large transparent windows that flooded the rooms with natural lighting. His accomplishments include some of Copenhagen's most iconic buildings, including the Radiohuset (1938-1945, originally home to national radio, probably his most famous project), City Airport Terminal 2 (1936-1939) and the Vega Cultural Center (1956). The seat of the Danish embassy in Washington also bears his signature. He was also mentored by Finn Juhl, one of the biggest names in the history of Danish design, who worked at his studio for eleven years before launching his own career. In 1969 Lauritzen left the studio he had founded in 1922, immediately after graduating, but his Vilhelm Lauritzen Arkitekter (VLA) remains active to this day and is still the protagonist of major projects. Among the products he conceived that then took the road of mass production were particularly the lamps he had designed for Radiohuset, marketed by Louis Poulsen since the 1940s and still very much appreciated. His furnishings are also reissued by the Carl Hansen & Søn and Menu brands.