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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!