October 15, 2014

AJ™ Floor Lamp - White/Black : Louis Poulsen - Floor Lamp


The AJ Floor lamp by Danish designer Arne Jacobsen was designed, among other lighting fixtures and the iconic Egg Chair and Swan Chair, for the SAS Royal Hotel in Copenhagen. 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 created his beautiful AJ Floor Lamp (designed in 1960) to echo the oblique angles of his Series 3300 furniture, which included the Egg Chair and the Swan Chair. The heavy cast iron base of the lamp is a sloped wedge with a circular cutout that was originally designed to hold an ashtray, but is equally successful left empty, as it mirrors the shape of circles and cylinders found throughout the series. To maximize the lamp's functionality as a reading light, Jacobsen created a shade that tilts up or down, directing maximum light to where it's needed. Like the Swan and Egg chairs, the AJ Floor Lamp was designed for the SAS Royal Hotel in Copenhagen, for which Jacobsen designed every element, from the skyscraper structure to the stainless steel cutlery.  Arne Jacobsen was cool and we are totally cool with that too.


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.


the aj floor lamp by danish designer arne jacobsen was designed in 1960. the aj floor lamp by arne jacobsen for louis poulsen, was designed for the sas royal hotel in copenhagen. design among other lighting fixtures and the iconic egg chair and swan chair, for the sas royal hotel in copenhagen. 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 created his aj floor lamp (1960) to echo the oblique angles of his series 3300 furniture, which included the egg chair and the swan chair. jacobsen aj floor lamp by louis poulsen: arne jacobsen floor lamp by louis poulsen design: arne jacobsen arne jacobsen designed the aj floor lamp for louis poulsen. the heavy cast iron base of the lamp is a sloped wedge with a circular cutout that was originally designed to hold an ashtray, but is equally successful left empty, as it mirrors the shape of circles and cylinders found throughout the series. to maximize the lamp's functionality as a reading light, jacobsen created a shade that tilts up or down, directing maximum light to where it's needed. like the swan and egg chairs, the aj floor lamp was designed for the sas royal hotel in copenhagen, for which jacobsen designed every element, from the skyscraper structure to the stainless steel cutlery. bulb (not included): incandescent 60w/120v/a19 frosted. born in copenhagen at the turn of the last century, arne jacobsen worked as an apprentice bricklayer before winning a place to study architecture at the royal academy of the arts in 1924. as a student, jacobsen travelled to paris for the ground-breaking 1925 exposition internationale des arts décoratifs, where he won a silver medal for a chair design. by the late 1950s, jacobsen was given an opportunity to put his theories of integrated design and architecture into practise in the design of the sas air terminal and royal hotel in copenhagen. arne jacobsen was one of denmark's most influential 20th century architects and designers. both his buildings and products combine modernist ideals with a nordic love of naturalism.