Santa & Cole: Arne Jacobsen: Royal Floor Lamp
Santa & Cole, Spain, imported from Europe.
Santa & Cole: Arne Jacobsen: Royal Floor Lamp, imported from Europe.
Lamp designed for the Royal SAS Hotel in Copenhagen. Combination of bright steel and linen in an elliptical shade that seems to float in the air. The support fits into one side of the elliptical base. Raised on this support, the shade becomes an extension of the base.
The architect Arne Jacobsen created this lamp that lights up any public or private space, providing it with a great profusion of volatile, airy light that perhaps makes a reference to SAS airlines, or even an inner world. Jacobsen placed these gently softened lights in the entrance hall of the Hotel Royal, bringing the chairs into view while throwing the rest of the lobby into shadow. This differentiated large open spaces from the smaller areas which became cosy meeting places.
The Royal lamp is the result of combining simple geometric shapes to create the final form. The profile of the shade, in linen or thin cardboard, rises over a column of shiny steel, reproducing the same shape as the elliptical base. Four feet on the bottom raise the lamp from the floor. The solidity of this cast iron base gives stability to a high, vertically soaring lamp.
The Royal changes as you change your viewing position; if you look at it from one side you will see a wide cylinder, which becomes slimmer as you move towards the front. The shade extends lengthwise offering a dilated surface for the diffusion of light and contrasting with the coldness of the metal. The inside of the shade is lit by two light bulbs, one pointing upward and the other downward, which can be lit independently to adjust the intensity of the light as required.
The Royal lamp is the essence of Jacobsen's theory that "economy and functionality equal style.
The Santa & Cole AJ Royal Floor Lamp is a beautiful Danish icon of modern design.
Arne Jacobsen designed the AJ Royal Floor lamp in 1956 for the lounge areas of the Royal SAS hotel in Copenhagen, which he paired with the Egg Chair and Pouf.
The Royal is both tall, distinctive and a good reading lamp. Chromed stainless steel stem, matte
grey painted oval base, oval shaped white linen shade. 72" h x 9" w x 13.7" d. 120V 2x100W E26 On/off pull chain.
Material: Stainless steel, white linen shade.
Dimensions: 72" h x 9" w x 13.7" d
Bulb: 2 x 100W