“I suffocate in aestheticism”, said Arne Jacobsen once. As he worked in natural gardens he recuperated the necessary creativity for the artistic works that lived his highlight at the end of the fifties when he furnished the SAS Royal Hotel in Copenhagen (1958 to 1960).
The Hotel was called the ugliest building of the city by the citizens of that time – but the dark-green pedestal building with the enthroned tower is considered to be an important contribution to the international modern today. The same thing occurs with Arne Jacobsen’s designed interior furnishing of the Royal Hotel that includes design icons like the seating object “Swan” and “Egg” or also the Royal Lamp
The lamp after the design from Arne Jacobsen was revitalized by &Tradition and it is also available in glass or acrylic and in different colours today. Despite its timeless form, the lamp spreads a kind of nostalgia. If it could talk then it would talk about ancient times in the Hotel Bar for which it has been created, or from Liza Mineli’s eyes that were reflected in it or how Frank Sinatra’s cigarettes’ smoke surrounded its diffuse light.
Today, the Royal Lamp carries just that atmosphere of past days into numerous living rooms all around the world. Whether in glass or acrylic in a transparent edition or in different colour variants, the Royal Lamp stands for simple, timeless, Scandinavian design.
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