Arne Jacobsen designed the AJ Table Lamps in 1957 for the SAS Royal Hotel in Copenhagen where they constituted an integral part of the design concept of the hotel as a whole. Louis Poulsen's AJ Table lamp has since become a world-famous design icon and one of Arne Jacobsen’s most popular lamps.
Arne Jacobsen was an aesthete to his fingertips, and it is no accident that he was often given responsibility for the interiors of the buildings he designed – right down to the smallest detail. He originally dreamed of being an artist before choosing to train as an architect, and his artistic talent and courage clearly shine through in both his unique design idiom and his sense of color.
The design of the Louis Poulsen AJ Table lamp is based on a shade whose shape comprises two geometric shapes: the cylinder (the socket) and the cone (the shade). The lamp concentrates the light where it is needed, and the design is ideal for use as both a work light and a reading lamp. The unusual angles of the AJ lamp, along with the volume of the shade and the circular hole in the foot, imbue it with a pronounced sculptural quality.
Arne Jacobsen (1902–1971) is one of Denmark’s most famous and renowned architects and designers. He embraced all areas of his profession and succeeded in capturing international trends and making them his own. Arne Jacobsen is recognized as being the great architect of modernism. He was remarkably produtive, and over a period of approximately 50 years he created more than 300 works encompassing all genres of the art of construction. Arne Jacobsen designed numerous buildings in Denmark, Germany and the UK, with the National Bank and SAS Royal Hotel in Copenhagen (1971/60) and St Catherine’s College in Oxford (1963) among his best-known projects.
Dimensions: 22"H | Base: 8.5"D | Shade: 13.8"L
Also available: Louis Poulsen AJ Floor Lamp
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