Initially, the AJ Eklipta was designed by Arne Jacobsen for a town hall in Denmark. Then he developed a smaller model for the St. Catherine's College, UK. The AJ Eklipta wall / ceiling lamp is available in three diameters: 22cm, 35cm and 45cm. The shade is in white opal blown glass, the structure in aluminum. The fixture emits soft comfortable light. The glass is designed to provide a uniformly lit surface. The three-layer mouth-blown opal glass shade has a transparent edge, providing a decorative halo of light around the fixture.
Materials white powder coated aluminium + white opal glass
Outdoor only Ø35 and Ø45 cm with E27 socket at suitable for outdoor use
3 light sources available 1 x 33W G9 ; or LED driver 7.8W, 2700K (warm light), 324 lumens ; or LED driver 7.6W, 3000K (warm light), 334 lumens
Indoor use only
2 light sources available 1 x 60W E27 or LED driver 8.8W, 3000K (warm light), 657 lumens
2 light sources available 1 x 70W E27 or LED driver 23W, 3000K (warm light), 1770 lumens
Arne Jacobsen is born on February 11, 1902 in Copenhagen. His father, Johan Jacobsen, is a wholesale trader in safety pins and snap fasteners. His mother, Pouline Jacobsen, a bank clerk, paints floral motifs in her spare time. The family lived in a typical Victorian style home. As a contrast to his parents’ overly decorated taste, Arne paints his room in white.
Background & school relations
He met the Lassen brothers at Nærum Boarding School: later, Flemming Lassen was to become his partner in a series of architectural projects. Arne Jacobsen is a restless pupil, always up to pranks, with a self-deprecating humour. Already as a child, he showed an extraordinary talent for drawing and depicting nature through scrupulous studies. He wants to be painter, but his father felt that architect was a more sensible choice.
The pleasant and the necessary trips abroad
Jacobsen’s travelling begin already in his twenties, when he went to sea to New York. Then followed an apprenticeship as a bricklayer in Germany and a series of study and drawing excursions to Italy. Jacobsen produced some of his finest watercolours during this period, capturing atmospheres and shapes accurately and carefully. From the beginning of his career, Jacobsen turned his gaze abroad, without abandoning Danish traditions.
Arne Jacobsen behind the design
Jacobsen production reflects his personality: an insistent, perfectionist modernist, to whom no detail was trivial, although the main picture was basically black/white and unambiguous. On the other hand, the nature-loving botanist and jovial family man: like him, his work is precise and warm, Danish and universal, modern and timeless.