royal floor lamp

royal floor lamp

royal floor lamp

Design Arne Jacobsen, 1956
Stainless steel, linen shade
Made in Spain by Santa & Cole

Designed for the SAS Royal Holtel in Copenhagen, the AJ Royal combines a polished stainless steel stem and an elliptical linen shade that seems to float. The stem is off-centered on a cast iron, elliptical base. Inside the shade, two bulbs, one pointed up, the other down can be operated independently of each other. Jacobsen used these lights dramatically in the hotel lobby to cast chairs aglow while throwing the rest of the lobby into shadow. The Royal is the essence of Jacobsen's theory that economy and functionality equal style.

The Royal floor lamp is offered with a white linen shade.

73.6" h | 14" d | 9.2" w | requires 2x100W E26 bulbs

$1,460.00 + free shipping in the continental U.S.
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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.
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