Arne Jacobsen's Lamps
During his long and productive career, Arne Jacobsen designed a number of different lamps, including floor lamps, wall lamps, table lamps, and ceiling lamps. No matter the type, all of them share the elegant and stylish look combined with functionality – a common characteristic of both Jacobsen’s personal design philosophy and the broader trends of modern Scandinavian design.
With a keen eye for details, Jacobsen designed his lamps in such a way that the light is carefully directed in one direction so as not disturb others or create excess lightning. Since he designed every part of each project himself, Jacobsen left nothing to chance.
One of the most popular series certainly is the AJ series comes as a result of Jacobsen’s work on the SAS Royal Hotel in the 1950s. The elegant and modern style of this series is in line with his architectural style, combining straight lines and minimalistic look with odd angles and thoughtful details. Jacobsen’s focus on functionality and a flair for innovation are also clearly visible in the series. Several designs with built in room for an ashtray are just one example.
If you like the aged look of patina and don’t mind a couple of scratches, you might consider buying an Arne Jacobsen lamp second-hand. The high quality of the lamps ensures their durability, so it’s possible to find them on eBay or similar websites which deal with second-hand lamps and other interior design elements. While, in the best case scenario, a second-hand AJ lamp can be almost like new, always make sure to check both the functionality and appearance of the product.
Using the AJ Lamps in Interior Decoration
The lamps designed by Arne Jacobsen are both light and elegant, without being dull or boring in any way. Every detail is well thought through, making the overall impression beautiful, stylish and functional. It is precisely this that made the AJ lamps true classics. Modern reproductions, produced in line with Jacobsen’s original design, also feature the same characteristics.
These lamps fit perfectly into stylish homes decorated in Scandinavian style, reflecting an exquisite taste, while also retaining their functionality. The possibilities for their use in decorating your home are endless, and it’s worth mentioning that, despite being a prime example of modern Danish design, the AJ lamps can fit into most décor styles. However, if you wish to remain true to the modern Danish look, you can use the AJ lamps alongside Jacobsen’s design furniture.
Ceiling lamps (AJ Royal)
Due to the modern and elegant design of the lamps, they can provide a sleek and stylish look in every room. The beautiful AJ Royal ceiling lamp can be placed above the dining table, providing pleasant and subtle light. Combined with a nice wooden table and elegant chairs, it can give that special something to your dining area.
Wall lamps (Bellevue)
If you need light at your desk or are looking for a bed lamp, then the beautiful wall lamps such as the AJ Wall or Bellevue might be what you’re looking for. With downward directed light and a sleek design, Arne Jacobsen’s wall lamps retain their functionality, while also providing the room with a sense of modern elegance. They are available in various colours, so you can choose the one that fits your needs and style.
Table Lamps Designed for SAS Royal
The AJ series also include table lamps, such as the AJ Table, which was designed for the SAS Royal Hotel in the late 1950s.
Copies of Arne Jacobsen's Lamps
Arne Jacobsen is considered to be one of Denmark’s greatest designers and architects, and his works are internationally recognized as classics of Scandinavian design, making them rather costly and difficult to obtain. If you’re hoping to get your AJ lamp on a sale, you might be out of luck. Unfortunately, Arne Jacobsen’s lamp design is so popular and timeless, that the resellers do not have to lower the prices to get the products sold, making a sale very unlikely. However, there are still ways to get your hands on these classics of Danish design without going bankrupt. The best alternative to second-hand purchase certainly is buying a copy. With many reproductions available, you can get these stylish and elegant lamps at affordable prices, and use them to further express your unique style and personality. With low prices of reproduced lamps, you can afford to decorate your entire home with these beautiful maps, while choosing the models that fit your style, but also your specific needs. With AJ lamps, you can be certain that you’ll always get both aesthetics and functionality you require.