Vilhelm Wohlert (1920-2007)



Vilhelm Wohlert is especially celebrated for his design of the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Denmark, an institution he and his associate partner developed over a span of more than 30 years. In addition, Vilhelm Wohlert designed private homes and churches and among his other projects he is also known for his restoration work on a number of royal castles. He also designed lamps and furniture, including the Louisiana and the Piano Chair.
Vilhelm Wohlert was awarded the Order of the Dannebrog and was trained as a furniture designer at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts School of Architecture in Copenhagen where he since served as professor from 1968 to 1986.
Vilhelm Wohlert’s most celebrated furniture designs include the Louisiana Chair and the Piano Chair - the latter is particularly noted for its sculptural qualities as a result of his less-is-more ethos. 

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