About the DesignerArne Jacobsen
Danish (1902 - )
Arne Jacobsen (1902-1971) was trained as a bricklayer and graduated from The Technical Society's school in 1924 and Copenhagen Art Academy 1927. In 1928 he received the Academy's gold medal, but prior to this, when only 23, he was awarded a silver medal at the 1925 Paris World Exhibition - the first of numerous honours that became a natural accompaniment to his artistic activities, his untiring search and his brilliant conceptions, made manifest by many successes in competitions at home and abroad. His main works include: town halls in ┼rhus, S°ller°d, R°dovre and Glostrup, SAS-building (Royal Hotel) in Copenhagen, Munkegσrds School in Gentofte, Toms Chocolate Factory in Ballerup, The Danish National Bank headquarters, a sports hall in Landskrona, St. Catherine's College, Oxford and Hamburgerische ElektrizitΣtswerke's administration building. In 1932, Arne Jacobsen began collaboration with Fritz Hansens Eft. A/S, and over a period of years designed a series of chairs which are now recognised as milestones in the development of modern furniture. They include "The Ant" (1951), "The Egg" (1957), and "The Swann"(1957). But he was also an innovator in other design fields, such as the tableware series "Cylinda-line" in stainless steel. Arne Jacobsen was a professor at the Art Academy, and received honorary doctorates from a number of foreign universities and academies. Cylinda-line was awarded the ID-prize 1967 by The Danish Society of Industrial Design and The International Design Award 1968 by The American Institute of Interior Designers.
The AJ Table Lamp was designed in 1957 for SAS Royal Hotel in Copenhagen, Denmark. This table lamp displays a distinct asymmetrical shape with a tiltable head. The uniqueness and quality of the concept make it a modern classic. The AJ Table Lamp creates direct and angled illumination. The lighting characteristics make it suitable when placed in a situations where distinct and directed illumination is required.
- Table lamp
- One light
- Shade material: Spun steel
- cUL listed for dry locations
- Glare-free, channeled light
- Adjustable head angle
- Ideal working light
- Light design makes the fixture easy to move and adjust
- Design icon
- Great architectural versatility
- Belongs to a family of wall and table lamps
- Fixture emits downward directed light
- Angle of the shade can be adjusted to optimize light distribution
- The shade is painted white on the inside to ensure a soft comfortable light
- Switch: in-line on/off foot switch provided
- AJ collection
- Design concept: The AJ Table is on the same principles as AJ Floor, but due to the useability as a working desk lightfixture the shade have been expanded. The standard lamp consists of a lampholder in an enamelled brass pipe. A tilting mechanism has been installed in the pipe. The angles of the conic metal shade are made so it flush with the lampholder at the top, at least that was the intention, but in reality it is raised a little as an optical correction. When the lamp is tilted downwards, the edge is horizontal. The inside of the shade is mat white enamel. The screening is effective, you cannot look up into the light source. Using a clear incandescent lamp the light is exploited the best way and the the light rays delineated preciesly. Rumours says that the hole in the desk plate was made for an insertion of an ash tray.
- Acommodates: one 60W A-19 120v medium bulb