Vilhelm Lauritzen

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Birthday
9, 1894
Birthplace
Denmark
Death Date
Dec 22, 1984 (90)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
9, 1894
Birthplace
Denmark
Death Date
Dec 22, 1984 (90)

About

Responsible for designing one of the first Modernist pieces of architecture in Denmark, the Daells Varehus department store. He also designed table lamps that were extremely popular in the 1930s.

Before Fame

He attended the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, from which he graduated in 1921. He founded his firm, Vilhelm Lauritzen Arkitekter, in 1928.

Trivia

He designed the first Copenhagen Airport after winning a contest.

Family Life

He was born in the town of Slagelse; he received the C. F. Hansen Medal in 1954.

Associated With

He was a devout advocate of the Modernist aesthetic as embodied in the structures of Frank Lloyd Wright.