AJ Stehleuchte Louis Poulsen
The base of the AJ floor lamp owes its striking form to its original function. It was designed to hold an ashtray. The luminaires were designed by Arne Jacobsen especially for a large hotel in the immediate vicinity of the airport of Copenhagen. Today, they are regarded as design classics, which have significantly influenced the history of Danish design.
To mark the 50th anniversary of the AJ luminaire, the manufacturer Louis Poulsen launched five new colour versions.
The unusual name of the lamp colours - the Louis Poulsen AJ floor light is available in 1805 petroleum, 1806 red, 1808 sand, 1809 yellow green and 1820 blue green - is due to the origin of the AJ lamps. Originating in the "First Designhotel of the World", the SAS Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, for which the AJ lighting series was designed in 1960. The five new colours bear the names of the rooms in which they are presented - as an impressive tribute to their designer Arne Jacobsen.
Jacobsen successfully completed the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Architecture. Since then, he has worked on a holistic concept and has also incorporated the interior areas into his creative work. He succeeded in developing his own aesthetic language, which still influence the design world to the present day.