Arne Jacobsen, 1960 / 2010
AJ 50 Wall lamp was launched in 2010 in connection with the 50th anniversary of the launch of Arne Jacobsen’s AJ family.
AJ 50 Wall was based on the AJ family, designed in 1960 for the SAS Royal Hotel in Copenhagen (Radisson Blu), and was developed with the aim of providing indoor lighting solutions in line with the world-renowned AJ design.
The aim was also to exploit the latest energy-saving light source technology. The light was therefore developed for LED lighting.
Finish White, black or aluminium coloured with textured surface, powder coated.
Material Shade: Die cast aluminium. Wall box: Die cast aluminium. Arm: Die cast aluminium.
Mounting Terminal block: 1x3x2.5mm². Cable entries: 2x bottom + 3x rear entries for Ø 10-14.5mm cable. Looping: Approved, max. 3x1,5mm².
Weight Min: 1.8 kg Max: 2.0 kg
Light source 3000K LED. 504lm. 8,9W. 57lm/W.
Class Ingress protection IP65. Electric shock protection I w. ground. IK06.
Info notes For LED replacement kit please do contact Scandinavia Design. The innovation of the LED technology is constant. The specifications mentioned are based on present technology.
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.