Arne Jacobsen (1902-1971) is the most celebrated post-war Danish designer and architect. He graduated from the School of Applied Arts in 1924 and from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, where he studied architecture, in 1927. Arne Jacobsen worked actively both as an architect and as a designer.
Arne Jacobsen created his AJ Lamp (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 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. Switch in lamp stand. In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the launch of the AJ lighting family, new hues were introduced after being carefully chosen from an updated Jacobsen color concept. UL listed. Bulb (not included)