October 21, 2014

A-J™ Table Lamp, Black / Arne Jacobsen / Louis Poulsen

Arne Jacobsen AJ Table Lamp by Louis Poulsen (Image Copyright Stardust.com)

The AJ Table Lamp is a practical and aesthetically pleasing desk lamp with incredible appeal. This functional table lamp is considered to be a classical masterpiece designed by Arne Jacobsen more than 50 years ago. The AJ Table Lamp is a classic icon of mid century modern Scandinavian design. Always functional, effortlessly elegant and uniquely beautiful, the ever popular AJ Table Lamp is a modern classic that will be enjoyed for many years to come. Designing The Sas Royal Hotel, However, Was The Commission That Catapulted Architect's Career. It Was For This Commission That He Designed The Famous Egg Chair. Jacobsen Went On To Create Numerous Pieces, Including The Equally-famous Swan Chair And Sofa, As Well As A Range Of Lamps. He Also Famously Took The Young Hans J. Wegner Under His Wing. He Died Suddenly And Unexpectedly In 1971, Aged 69. Described By Those Who Knew And Worked With Him As 'meticulous' And A 'perfectionist', His Pieces Continue To Appear In Showrooms, Offices And Homes All Over The World. Born In Copenhagen, Denmark In 1902, Jacobsen's Original Intention Was To Become A Painter; It Was With The Advice Of His Family That He Chose The More Reliable Path Of Architecture. In 1924, He Was Admitted To The Royal Danish Academy Of Fine Arts. As Architectural Commissions Came In, He Began Extending His Creative Talent To Furniture Design. With The Arrival Of The Second World War, Jacobsen Suspended His Career And Fled To Neighbouring Sweden. When The War Ended In 1945, He Returned Home To Copenhagen. Indeed, At This Time Denmark Was In Urgent Need Of Both Housing And New Public Buildings. Arne Jacobsen, Known First And Foremost As An Architect, Created Numerous Iconic Interior Pieces Throughout The Course Of His 45-year Career. This lamp would be a most welcome functional addition to the modern home or office.