The AJ Table Lamp is a design by the Danish design icon Arne Jacobsen for the Radisson SAS Royal Hotel, which was inaugurated in 1960. Arne Jacobsen did not only design the building, he also designed interior design accessories such as other furniture, cutlery, textiles and lamps and created therewith the first design hotel of the world.
The AJ Table Lamp catches someones eye through its unique, rotatable shade whose asymmetric shape disperes the light. The lamp foot with the characteristic opening adds elegance and weightlessness of the design. So it can be counted to one of the modern classics of the designs of the 20th century.
The AJ-Table Lamp is based on the same principles as the AJ-Floor Lamp, for a better use as working lamp, the shade has been enlarged. The angle of the conical metal shade is 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 adapted as optical adjustment. 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.
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 base of the lamp is thought as a ashtray.
The AJ Table Lamp is also available in graphite grey.