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.

Arne Jacobsen

Louis Poulsen


AJ Royal Pendel


design Arne Jacobsen

AJ Royal pendel is available in 2 sizes: diameter 370 mm & high 181 mm and diameter 500 cm & high 225 cm. The light is diffused through an opal acrylic base plate, ensuring 100% glare-free lighting. The open rings at the top faintly illuminate the fixture.
Ø370mm: 1x100W E27
Ø500mm: 1 + 3x100W E27
Finish White, wet painted.
Material Shades: Spun aluminium. Rings: Steel.
Mounting Suspension type: Cable 3x0,75mm². Canopy: Yes. Cable length: 3m.
Weight Min: 1.7 kg Max: 2.9 kg
Class Ingress protection IP20. Electric shock protection I w. ground.
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