arne jacobsen table lamp

arne jacobsen table lamp

arne jacobsen table lamp

Design Arne Jacobsen, 1957
Steel stem, spun steel shade, die cast zinc base
Made in Denmark by Louis Poulsen

The AJ table lamp was designed, among other lighting fixtures, for the SAS Royal Hotel in Copenhagen. The AJ table lamp is on the same principles as the AJ floor, but due to the useability as a working desk lamp the shade has been expanded. The base of the table lamp was originally intended to accommodate an ashtray but now contributes solely to the design.

The standard lamp consists of a lampholder in an enameled brass pipe. A tilting mechanism has been installed in the pipe. The angles of the conic metal shade are made to be flush with the lampholder at the top, at least that was the intention, but in reality it is raised a little as an optical correction. When the lamp is tilted downwards, the edge is horizontal. The inside of the shade is matt white enamel. The light source is effectively screened for diffused lighting. Using a clear incandescent bulb the light is exploited the best way and the the light rays delineated preciesly.

Arne Jacobsen was very productive both as an architect and as a designer. His cooperation with Fritz Hansen dates back to 1934. The Ant and Series 7 chairs, produced in 1952, propelled both Jacobsen and Fritz Hansen's names into furniture history. At the end of the 50's Arne Jacobsen designed the Royal Hotel in Copenhagen, which introduced the Egg, the Swan, the Swan sofa and Series 3300 to the design world. Arne Jacobsen was and is an admired and outstanding designer. His furniture and other design work have become a national and international heritage.

Available in your choice of colors.

22" h | base: 8.5" d | shade: 13.8" L | requires 1x60W /A-19 /IF medium bulb

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(black, white & graphite grey usually ship in 10-14 days. Please allow 10-12 weeks for all other options)

Arne Jacobsen

Danish architect and designer Arne Emil Jacobsen (1902 – 1971) is remembered for his contribution to architectural Functionalism as well as for the worldwide success he enjoyed with simple but effective chair designs. After a spell as an apprentice mason, Jacobsen was admitted to the Architecture School at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, where from 1924 to 1927 he studied under Kay Fisker and Kaj Gottlob, both leading architects and designers. After completing architecture school, he first worked at city architect Poul Holsoe's architectural practice. In 1929, in collaboration with Flemming Lassen, he won a Danish Architect's Association competition for designing the "House of the Future" which was built full scale at the subsequent exhibition and helped Jacobsen be recognized as an ultra-modern architect. Later, the Ant and Series 7 chairs, produced in 1952 as a collaboration with Fritz Hansen, propelled both names into furniture history.
Danish lighting manufacturer Louis Poulsen was founded in 1874. Some of the company’s best designers were Arne Jacobsen and Poul Henningsen. Henningsen created the well known PH-Lamps line and the iconic “Artichoke” Lamps. For over 70 years Louis Poulsen has been working with visionary designers, thus the Danish company has become one of the worlds most innovative manufacturers of lighting solutions. The revolutionary ideas of designers and and architects such as Verner Panton and Arne Jacobsen could become reality only by profound production know how.
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