Louis Poulsen reintroduces AJ Collection

March 20, 2020

(Denmark) – Louis Poulsen brings back AJ table mini and AJ Royal to celebrate 60th anniversary of SAS Royal Hotel in Copenhagen.

All the versions of the AJ Lamp are also being re-launched in stainless steel, which reflects their surroundings in the spirit of Arne Jacobsen and emphasises the distinctive shape design, as well as impeccable illumination.

There will be three new special edition colours that are only available in 2020: Original Grey, Pale Rose and Ultra Blue.

Arne Jacobsen designed the AJ Lamp for the SAS Royal Hotel in 1957. Today, the series is regarded as the design that the Danish architect is best known for all over the world. In combination with the pendant AJ Royal, the AJ Lamp formed part of the overall design concept that Jacobsen created for the hotel.

The AJ Lamp was used in several parts of the hotel, in copper and stainless steel. The AJ Royal, which at the time was simply called the AJ Pendant, could be found in a copper version above the tables in the snack bar behind the atrium, in the lounge on the 1st floor and in the Panorama lounge on the 21st floor. The hotel opened in 1960 and with 22 floors it gave Copenhagen it first real high-rise building, clearly inspired by New York skyscrapers.

The AJ Royal is available in white, in its two original sizes. A new, smaller version will be introduced in 2020 as well, just as the series will be reintroduced in black. The AJ Royal retains its classic, graphic look as sharply as ever. The lamp can be used to light up a dining table, used in an office, or a showroom, where it ensures even and flawless downward lighting and generates an ambience in any space with its muted upward light. In the new, energy-saving LED version all three sizes of pendants come with a diffusor that offers smoother glare-free lighting.

The AJ Table Mini will be available in the original version in stainless steel, and in all existing colours. The new AJ versions will be available in stores from Spring 2020.