VLA26T | Vega Chair

This variant: FSC™-certified oak, lacquer, black powder coated steel
By Vilhelm Lauritzen

Vilhelm Lauritzen created the Vega Chair in 1956 when he built the modernist masterpiece Vega in Copenhagen. The stackable chair, which has previously only been found in Vega's concert halls, is now available to a wider audience for the first time.


This variant: FSC™-certified oak, lacquer, black powder coated steel

By Vilhelm Lauritzen

Vilhelm Lauritzen created the Vega Chair in 1956 when he built the modernist masterpiece Vega in Copenhagen. The stackable chair, which has previously only been found in Vega's concert halls, is now available to a wider audience for the first time.

The Sound of Design

Previously only found in the historic concert halls of the Copenhagen music venue, Vega, the VLA26 Vega Chair is now put into production at Carl Hansen & Søn, in partnership with Vilhelm Lauritzen Architects. Designed in the 1950s, the reissued chair is a modernist masterpiece. Profiling Vilhelm Lauritzen’s signature aesthetic, the functionalist design appears effortlessly simple yet is imbued with character. Well-proportioned for comfort, its back curves to embrace the sitter. Expertly crafted in wood and steel, optional upholstery on the seat and back up the comfort level while elegant wooden feet lend an artisanal feel to the stackable design.
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Vilhelm Lauritzen

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Vilhelm Theodor Lauritzen was one of Denmark’s most influential architects and a father of Danish Modernism. Today, many of his projects remain as lasting examples of a new and revolutionary approach to architecture in which form followed function. Throughout his career, he maintained that architecture should be an applied art that serves all, not just the privileged few. Among Lauritzen’s most famous and acclaimed works are Copenhagen Airport’s first terminal (1939), which is now known as the Vilhelm Lauritzen Terminal, Radiohuset broadcasting building in Frederiksberg (1945), Vega music venue in Copenhagen (1956), and the Danish Embassy in Washington D.C. (1960). Vilhelm Lauritzen was born on 10 September 1894 in Slagelse, Denmark. He graduated high school from Sorø Akademi in 1912 and from the Royal Academy of Fine Arts School of Architecture in Copenhagen in 1921. The following year, he founded Tegnestuen Vilhelm Lauritzen (today Vilhelm Lauritzen Architects). Lauritzen’s talents extended to interior design. Over the course of his career, he created everything from door handles, ashtrays, and railings to lamps, sofas, and chairs.
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