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Louis Poulsen
AJ & AJ Mini Table Lamps
design Arne Jacobsen, 1957

Arne Jacobsen designed the AJ Lamp for the SAS Royal Hotel in Copenhagen (Radisson Collection) in 1957. Today, the AJ lamp family is regarded as the design that the Danish architect is best known for all over the world. At that time, the AJ lamp family comprised a table and a floor lamp, a wall lamp, sa small table lamp and a table lamp that was designed to attach to the table. In combination with the AJ Royal pendant, the AJ Lamp formed part of the overall design concept that Jacobsen created for the hotel. 

Arne Jacobsen did not just design the hotel down to the smallest detail for SAS (Scandinavian Airlines), he also designed almost all the hotel’s original furniture – such as the famous Egg chair and Swan chair –, the utility items and the lighting. 

The profile of the AJ Lamp with its straight lines and its combination of oblique and right angles is not only seen as a formal parallel to the profile of the 3300 Series, but also to the geometric profiles of his buildings.  

AJ Height 56 cm – Shade length 35 cm – Light source 1 x E27  

AJ Mini Height 43.5 cm – Shade length 24.7 cm – Light source 1 x E14  

Material spun steel + die cast zinc 

Mounting plastic cord with plug, 2.4 m – Switch on lamp stand  

AJ
polished stainless steel

910 > 773,50 €

AJ
black
790 > 671,50 €

AJ
dark grey
790 > 671,50 €

AJ MINI
polished stainless steel
725 > 616,25 €

AJ MINI
black
649 > 551,65 €

AJ MINI
dark grey
649 > 551,65 €

AJ
light grey
790 > 671,50 €

AJ
white
790 > 671,50 €

AJ
pale petroleum
790 > 671,50 €

AJ MINI
light grey
649 > 551,65 €

AJ MINI
white
649 > 551,65 €

AJ MINI
pale petroleum
649 > 551,65 €

AJ
dark green
790 > 671,50 €

AJ
rusty red
790 > 671,50 €

AJ
midnight blue
790 > 671,50 €

AJ MINI
dark green
649 > 551,65 €

AJ MINI
rusty red
649 > 551,65 €

AJ MINI
midnight blue
649 > 551,65 €

AJ
aubergine
790 > 671,50 €

AJ
yellow ochre
790 > 671,50 €

AJ MINI
aubergine
649 > 551,65 €

AJ MINI
yellow ochre
649 > 551,65 €

Arne Jacobsen

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.

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.

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.

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.

Arne Jacobsen

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.