Nordic functionalism: The Vilhelm Lauritzen Collection revitalised

13. January 2020

In collaboration with d line we present the revitalised Vilhelm Lauritzen Collection. Originally launched in 2006, the collection has now been re-designed as a small series that shares a clean, Nordic look.

Respecting the original aesthetic, the lever handle has been gently updated and is available in a variety of new colors and materials with a sense of enhanced quality. Like the original collection, the updated line consists of a door lever, thumb handle and toilet indicator.The curved shape of the grip refers to a leather strap. It is ends with a soft rounding to the thumb, making the movement easy and smooth. The screws are subtle, yet intentionally visible, offering a practical, honest silhouette.

13. January 2020

Design that stands the test of time

The Vilhelm Lauritzen Collection for d line occupies a special cross-sectional aesthetic and functional space between the studio’s contemporary work, the design tradition of its founder, Vilhelm Lauritzen, and d line. The shared ethos of the three forces is a strong focus on form, function and the ability to create design and a material quality that truly stand the test of time.

The collection’s key piece is the lever handle, whose curved shape references a sleek leather strap, and ends with a soft dip for the thumb, making movement easy and smooth.

Vilhelm Lauritzen Architects has curated the collection’s refreshed finishes, including satin stainless steel, polished stainless steel, PVD Charcoal and a calm, stylish and warm edit of RAL Nordic tones, including White, Black and three greys.

Guaranteeing form and function for 20 years

The reimagining of this key d line collection is an upgrade in materiality, evolving from plastic and steel to the brand’s renowned and highly resistant AISI 316 stainless steel.

As a result, the Vilhelm Lauritzen Collection can now be recommended for large commercial or public spaces and carries a 20-year guarantee. Being EN1906 class 4-certified, its extreme durability makes it suitable for high-traffic situations, where both its functionality and timeless design are best expressed.

As with all d line products, the collection is sustainably produced in the brand’s own factory in Europe, where everything is machine crafted by hand, and formed of 50-to-70 percent recycled steel.

The relaunch marks an exciting moment for d line which, always striving to honour its rich Danish design heritage, has committed to innovating and upgrading an already-excellent collection.

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