The AJ lamps were designed by Arne Jacobsen in 1960 for the SAS Royal Hotel in Copenhagen (Radisson Blu), and contributed to the total design concept of the hotel. Several of the hotel products have achieved design icon status today, and the AJ lamps in particular among the lighting products have become world renowned.
Arne Jacobsen was born and raised in Copenhagen. In 1927, he graduated as an architect from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen. After graduating, he obtained his first job at the office of the City Architect of Copenhagen launching his own office only two years later. Arne Jacobsen is a world famous Danish modernistic architect.
His buildings are numerous in Denmark, Germany, and the United Kingdom. Among his more famous projects are the National Bank in Copenhagen (1971), SAS Royal Hotel & Terminal, Copenhagen (1960), and St. Catherine’s College in Oxford, UK (1963). It is said that his fear of flying inhibited him from making a full impact on the American Architectural environment.
As an architect, Arne Jacobsen had very strong decision making skills, making it possible for him to influence not only the design of the building itself, but the majority of the details. Over the years, he ventured into various fields related to his work, such as light fixtures, furniture, cutlery, door handles, sanitary fixtures, fabrics, and wallpaper patterns. “The Egg” and “The Swan” are two famous chairs designed by Jacobsen.
During Arne Jacobsen’s lifetime, he received several prestigious awards both at home and abroad. He became a professor at the Royal Danish Academy for 11 years and through that he influenced an entire generation of Danish Architects. Each eventually developed their own architectural language, built upon the same rationalistic and minimalist approach toward architecture.
The small version (Ø370) was designed to be suspended high up. The light is therefore diffused through an acrylic opal base plate to ensure 100% glare-free light. The slightly larger version (Ø500) was designed to be hung at low height. The original incandescent version of this size was therefore not fitted with a diffuser. The open rings at the top faintly illuminate the fixture.
White, wet painted.
Shades: Spun aluminium. Rings: Steel.
Suspension type: Cable 3×0,75mm². Canopy: Yes. Cable length: 3m.
Min: 1.7 kg Max: 2.9 kg
Ingress protection IP20. Electric shock protection I w. ground.
Converter required for 1-10V signal. Find energysaving alternative light sources on www.louispoulsen.com.
100W E27 only available for Ø370. 1+3x100W E27 only available for Ø500. Incandescent versions with textile cable. The innovation of light sources is ongoing. Consequently we only inform about the max. wattages. On www.louispoulsen.com we update a list of recommendable light sources.
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