The AJ table 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 not only created the building, he also designed the entire interior, including furniture, cutlery, textiles and lighting, and thus created one of the first design hotels in the world.
The AJ table 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 AJ table light is based on the same principles as this AJ floor light, but the screen has been enlarged for better use as a working light. 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.
It is recommended to use a clear light bulb, because the light is best used and the light beams are clearly delimited.