The AJ Floor Lamp is a design by 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, including the furniture, cutlery, textiles and lamps. His work thus resulted in the creation of one of the first design hotels in the world.
The AJ floor lamp fascinates with its unique, rotatable shade, through which the light is dispersed thanks to the asymmetrical shape. The lamp's foot with its characteristic opening adds elegance and weightlessness to the design, which is considered as one of the modern design classics of the 20th century.
The angles of the conical metal shade were originally designed to match the angle of the lamp stand, but they were later adjusted to optimise the overall appearance. When the lamp is tilted downwards, the frame of the lamp stand is horizontal. The inside of the shade is matt white. The shading is efficient as you cannot see the lightbulb.
Some say that the hole in the foot of the lamp was originally thought to be used as an ashtray
The AJ Floor Lamp is also available in graphite grey.