Louis Poulsen AJ Table Lamp
Considered one of the most influential Danish architects and designers of the 20th century and a name synonymous with Danish modernism, Arne Jacobsen’s sense of purity and simplicity is readily recognizable in everything he designed – from entire buildings, furniture, fabrics and lighting fixtures – in an impressive career spanning 50 years. Jacobsen’s designs are an inspiring lesson in geometry, expressed in his streamlined style. Impeccable sense of proportion and clever interplay between lines, angles, circles and cylinders. He insisted on the absence of any extraneous elements in his desire to create visual harmony and tranquility. In terms of colors, Jacobsen preferred soft tones and hues, which didn’t attract attention. In his opinion, the presence of an object should never stand out in any way or interfere with your experience. In fact, he saw interiors in much the same way as he saw buildings, where the entire ambiance of a room was seen as an entity.
The AJ series of lamps is the perfect expression of Jacobsen’s purist design mindset. Designed in 1960 for the Radisson Blu Royal Hotel in Copenhagen, formally known as the SAS Royal Hotel, the asymmetric conical shape of the fixture head clearly delineates the direction of the light. In other words, you can imagine the light before it’s even switched on, because the light design is already built into the lamp. Constructed with a tilt mechanism and designed to appear flush with the lamp holder, the light emitted follows the form to perfection. Few desk lamps have greater appeal than the iconic AJ lamp. It is a classic icon from mid century modern Scandinavian design.
Designed by Arne Jacobsen, 1960
Made of spun steel shade, steel stem, with base in die cast zinc
Dimensions: H 22" x W 13.8" with Ø 8.5" base
Cable Length: 10'
On/Off switch on base
Bulb: 1 X 60W 120V E26 (medium base) A19 incandescent lamp (not included)
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