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Danish architect Vilhelm Lauritzen created modernist masterpieces in which everything was considered down to the smallest detail - such as the music venue Vega, for which he designed the VLA26 Vega Chair.
Previously only found in Vega's historic concert halls, the Vega chair is now being put into production by Carl Hansen & Søn in partnership with Vilhelm Lauritzen Architects, who are celebrating their 100th anniversary in 2022. This stackable chair appears in an elegant mix of steel, wood, and textile or leather, with precise upholstery on the seat and back that gives it a slender and refined look. For a more reduced appearance, the chair is also crafted without upholstery to bring the tactile FSCTM-certified oak into full focus. Its simple design is elegantly finished with wooden feet. It comes with or without upholstery in leather or textile.
Materials & finishes Dining chair with black powder coated steel frame, seat in oak veneer with solid oak feet
- Size Description
Height: 80.5cm x Width: 56cm x Depth: 53.5cm
Seat height: 46cm
Vilhelm Lauritzen (1894–1984) is one of the most significant architects in the history of Denmark; he was the trail-blazing figurehead of Danish functionalism. A number of his buildings – Nørrebro Theatre (1931–32), Daells Varehus department store (1928–35), Radiohuset (1936-41) and the first airport built in Kastrup (1937–39) – represented the concentrated essence of contemporary life. Other significant buildings to stem from Lauritzen’s drawing board include Folkets Hus (1953–56) better known today as the Vega concert venue, the Shellhuset (1950–51) building and the Danish embassy in Washington (1958–60). In particular the Radiohuset building and the earliest version of Kastrup Airport – both listed today – are considered peerless monuments to modernism in the European genre of construction.