Arne Jacobsen conceived his AJ Lighting Collection (1960) to echo the oblique angles of his Series 3300 furniture, which included the Egg™ Chair and Swan™ Chair. Like those pieces, this lighting collection was designed by Jacobsen for the SAS Royal Hotel in Copenhagen, along with all its other elements – from the skyscraper structure to the stainless steel cutlery. Enjoy the Jacobsen aesthetic alfresco with his outdoor sconce, marked by its classic profile. This striking sconce employs 50 high-efficiency, long-lasting LEDs to project uniform light while saving energy and providing years of operation. UL Listed for use outdoors. Made in Denmark.
Die cast aluminum shade, arm and mounting plate with powder-coated finish; polycarbonate bulb enclosure.
Arne Jacobsen bought a plywood chair designed by Charles Eames and installed it in his own studio, where it inspired one of the most commercially successful chair models in design history. The three-legged Ant chair (1951) sold in millions and is considered a classic today. It consists of two simple elements: tubular steel legs and a springy seat and back formed out of a continuous piece of plywood in a range of vivid colors.
Jacobsen began training as a mason before studying at the Royal Danish Academy of Arts, Copenhagen where he won a silver medal for a chair that was then exhibited at the 1925 Exposition Internationale des Art Decoratifs in Paris. Influenced by Le Corbusier, Gunnar Asplund and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Jacobsen embraced a functionalist approach from the outset. He was among the first to introduce modernist ideas to Denmark and create industrial furniture that built upon on its craft-based design heritage. Read more >