In the small town of Østbirk, located in central Jutland, engineer Villum Kann Rasmussen started his own production in 1946. However, his first VELUX window was already on the market in 1942.
Today, in the town of just over 2,000 people, where VELUX roof windows are still produced, the ‘VELUX Collection’ tells the story of how his vision of providing fresh air and daylight for all revolutionised the use of attics.
Housed in a renovated farmhouse, the exhibition showcases the development of attics from empty, dark storage rooms, to liveable spaces with plenty of daylight and fresh air, eventually leading to technological advancements in automation and smart-home compatible roof window solutions.
On the ground floor of the museum, the exhibition is divided into different sections, where one can experience the significant developments in roof window production first hand - from the 1954 decision of switching from manual to automatic production, to the development of the revolutionary ‘pivot hinge’.
The ‘VELUX Collection’ reveals how the VELUX Group has become a global market leader with 17 manufacturing companies in nine countries and sales companies in 40 countries.
Villum Kann Rasmussen’s son, Lars Kann-Rasmussen, opened the museum at an official ceremony on September 13.