AJ Tischleuchte Louis Poulsen
The AJ table lamp stands as an important milestone in the tradition of Danish design. 1960 it was designed by Arne Jacobsen for the SAS Royal Hotel. Today the hotel is still known as Radisson Blu in close proximity to the airport Copenhagen.
Much of the holtels furnishings have grown over the course of time to considerable design classics and are now in demand all over the world. The AJ lamp is also an icon of a groundbreaking lighting design.
The lampshade is reminiscent of a loudspeaker. However, it does not spread a sound, but creates a pleasantly bright lighting atmosphere.
The base of the lamp was originally conceived as a holder for an ashtray. To this day, its striking form has remained and allows conclusions to be drawn about the history of the table lamp and its function. Arne Jacobsen was inspired by the "form follows function". This set comes from the fields of design and architecture and describes a whole design movement, which developed for the first time in Germany during the Bauhaus. It states that the form of things can be derived from their respective functions.
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the AJ table lamp, the manufacturer Louis Poulsen launched five new colour versions. AJ remains constantly at the pulse of time. The anniversary expedition becomes a wonderful tribute to the impressive work of a man who, with his incomparably clear style, became a synonym for the Danish modernity.