The AJ Table Lamp is a design of the Danish design icon Arne Jacobsen for the Radisson SAS Royal Hotel, which was dedicatd in 1960. Arne Jacobsen did not only design the building, he also designed the whole interior design, like furniture, cutlery, textiles and lamps and created with that one of the first design hotels of the world.
The Arne Jacobsen Table Lamp catches someone's eye with its unique, rotatable shade, whose shape disposes the light. The light foot with the characteristic opening hides elegance and weightlessness of design. So it is one of the modern classics of the design of the 20th century.
The AJ-Table Lamp is based on the same principles like the AJ-Floor Lamp, for a better use as working lamp, the shade has been made bigger. 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 can't see the illuminant.
It is advised to use a small light bulb, because the light can be used best and the light rays can be clearly confined. Rumours say that the hole in the basis of the lamp is thought as a ashtray.