The AJ Floor Lamp is a design of the Danish design-icon Arne Jacobsen for the Radisson SAS Royal Hotel in Copenhagen, which was inaugurated in 1960. Arne Jacobsen didn't only design the building, he also designed the whole interior design, like other furniture, cutlery, textiles and lamps and with that he created one of the first design hotels of the world.
The AJ Floor Lamp catches someone's eye through its unique, rotatable shade, whose asymmetric shape disperses the light. The lamp foot with the characteristic opening adds the elegance and weightlessness of the design. So it can be counted to one of the modern classics of the design of the 20th century.
The angle of the conical metal shade attached in a way that it equals the angle of the lamp holder. That's how it was originally thought, but in reality the angle has been adjusted as optical correction. When the lamp is tilted down, the frame of the lamp holder is horizontal. The inside of the shade is matt white. The shading is efficient, you cannot see the illuminant.
Some say the hole in the basis of the lamp was originally thought to be used for an ashtray
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