VELUX Group

A passion for daylight, fresh air and better living environments. That’s what started our company more than 70 years ago. And it’s still what drives us forward. In 1941, entrepreneur and inventor Villum Kann Rasmussen came up with an idea that would transform dark attics into liveable spaces full of daylight and fresh air. His first roof window was patented in 1942. He came up with a distinctive name that brought out the key benefits of his solution: ‘VE’ short for ventilation and ‘LUX’ latin for light. VELUX. Within a few decades, Villum Kann Rasmussen and his team opened the roofs of homes and (...)

A passion for daylight, fresh air and better living environments. That’s what started our company more than 70 years ago. And it’s still what drives us forward.

In 1941, entrepreneur and inventor Villum Kann Rasmussen came up with an idea that would transform dark attics into liveable spaces full of daylight and fresh air.

His first roof window was patented in 1942. He came up with a distinctive name that brought out the key benefits of his solution: ‘VE’ short for ventilation and ‘LUX’ latin for light. VELUX.

Within a few decades, Villum Kann Rasmussen and his team opened the roofs of homes and workplaces all over Europe and America, making the VELUX brand a household name synonymous with functional, high-quality design.


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