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About the design
This AJ Pendant is the smallest of the two pendant lights in the famous AJ lighting series.
A true timeless design piece, made in spun aluminum and steel with wet painted lacquer. Shaped like a semicircle with five circular peepholes towards and a opal acrylic diffuser plate at the bottom. Inside it features three bulb mounts to ensure both upward and downward directed illumination. The opal diffuser plate softens the ambiance and providing a glare free light.
The AJ Pendant was designed by Arne Jacobsen in 1957, as a part of his total design of the SAS Royal Hotel (1956-1961) in Copenhagen, Denmark. The Royal Hotel project also included several design icons like the EGG and SWAN chairs as well as the AJ table and floor lamps.
Introduced in three different colors; light grey, dark brown and black (as most of the lights designed for the SAS Royal Hotel) and produced in two sizes; a smaller with a diameter of 14.6″ (37 cm) and a larger with a diameter of 19.5″ (49,5 cm). The smaller one featured an opal acrylic diffuser plate, making it perfect for high hanging, where as the larger version was designed to hung at a low position and came without a diffuser plate.
Louis Poulsen was quick to put the AJ Pendant into production, keeping it in production to this day (in updated versions), as the popularity never went away!
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Meet the Designer
Arne Emil Jacobsen is probably the most renowned Danish architect and designer there is. World famous for designing multiple iconic(!) furniture pieces, lighting fixtures and buildings (primarily in Denmark, but also internationally). His works influen …
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The company Louis Poulsen actually started out as a wine importing business, founded in 1874, by Ludwig R. Poulsen. Unfortunately the business closes four year later, in 1878. But Ludwig Poulsen did not give up, and saw his opportunity to embark on a n …