The Danish lighting producer, Vitrika started in 1948, as a trio consisting of a salesman, a designer and a craftsman began designing and producing lighting. The name Vitrika – which also was the company motto – is made up of the Danish words “Vi tre Kan” (directly translated: We three can).
It seems a large part of the production was focused on glass and brass alloy wall and bedside lights, in a multitude of designs, but we have also been fortunate enough to find a smaller number of hanging lamps, table lights and floor lights. The designs are distinct, clear, and have their own characteristic feel, which makes them stand out, when compared to most of the contemporary Danish lighting producers. The build quality is superb, including sturdy full brass and copper fixtures, which is one of the reasons that many of them still look as great today, as when they were produced. One may still find and be surprised by the beautiful pieces from this producer, at flea markets across Denmark.
From 1948 to 1992 Vitrika was located in the North Zealand region of Denmark. For a brief moment, the company changed its name to Junge & Vitrika, and today, the name is JV Lighting. The company no longer manufactures lighting fixtures, but deal in electric bulbs.