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AJ OXFORD Table Lamp, Arne Jacobsen, 1962

AJ OXFORD
Table Lamp
Arne Jacobsen, 1962

Originally designed for St Catherine’s College, the AJ Oxford lamp was created by Arne Jacobsen as a part of his modernist gesamtkunstwerk, that lies nestled among the classic buildings of Oxford University.

AJ OXFORD Table Lamp, Arne Jacobsen, 1962

The original AJ Oxford has been updated with a modern monochrome colour palette complemented by geometric forms and elegant details such as the stem smoothly merging into the circular formed base of the lamp.

AJ OXFORD Table Lamp, Arne Jacobsen, 1962

The beautiful mouthblown opal glass shades of the AJ Oxford lamp, illuminate the room with a soft diffused light that is glare free and creates a wonderful atmosphere.

AJ OXFORD Table Lamp, Arne Jacobsen, 1962

The AJ Oxford, with its metal top shade and opal glass bottom shade, provides a soft downward light, making it perfect for an office.

AJ OXFORD Table Lamp, Arne Jacobsen, 1962

The AJ Oxford with its metal top shade and opal glass lower shade, provides a soft and pleasant downward directed light, perfect as a desk lamp.

AJ OXFORD Table Lamp, Arne Jacobsen, 1962
Lampe de Table AJ OXFORD  Arne Jacobsen, 1962

AJ Oxford H28,4 cm – With metal top shade

Lampe de Table AJ OXFORD  Arne Jacobsen, 1962

AJ Oxford H28,4 cm – Without top shade

Lampe de Table AJ OXFORD  Arne Jacobsen, 1962

AJ Oxford H41,3 cm – With metal top shade

Lampe de Table AJ OXFORD  Arne Jacobsen, 1962

AJ Oxford H41,3 cm – Without top shade

Lampe de Table AJ OXFORD  Arne Jacobsen, 1962

AJ Oxford H41,3 cm – Pin Ø10

Top shade Black wet painted with white inner side
Shade Mouth-blown three layered white opal glass

Stem and top shade Steel. Mounting device for pin mounting: Aluminium. Union nut and finger screw in untreated brass with fine clockwise hairlines

Cord black textile 2,2 m – On/off switch on socket house with union nut in

untreated brass

Weight Max 1.9kg.

Dimensions Height 41 cm or 28,4 cm. Base Ø 17,5 cm. Glass Ø22 cm

Note Glass identical to AJ Eklipta Ø22cm glass. Union nut and finger screw in untreated brass with fine hairlines which will patinate

Light source E14 (JP : E17, US : E12)

LOR (Light Output Ratio) 75,6% without top shade, 69%with top shade

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.