A beautiful luxurious pendant light, model “Satellite” designed by Vilhelm Wohlert, manufactured by Louis Poulsen in Denmark, circa 1950.
The round, milk glass shade of this lamp create a wonderful elegant style. It emits a very nice warm light when lit, giving the room a wonderful warm atmosphere. The bottom is open, shining some extra light in a downwards direction.
Currently nine of these lamps available!
They remain in very good vintage condition with minor wear consistent with age and use, preserving a wonderful patina.
Vilhelm Wohlert (27 May 1920 – 10 May 2007) was a Danish architect.
Wohlert was educated at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts’ School of Architecture, where one of his teachers was Kaare Klint. In 1958 he and his partner Jørgen Bo started work on the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, a project on which they would work for the next 33 years. They were also responsible for the Bochum Museum of Art, as well as the Gustav Lübcke Museum in Hamm, both in Germany.
Another major part of Wohlert’s work was on Danish churches. He thus designed Stengård Church and worked on the restoration of both the Lutheran and Catholic cathedrals of Copenhagen: the Church of Our Lady and St. Ansgar’s Church. He also designed the mausoleum of King Frederick IX at Roskilde Cathedral.
Wohlert was also an educator, early in his career at University of California, Berkeley, and later for many years as a professor at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts.