The pendant comes in three sizes and is characterised by the ridges on top that allow a gentle light to exude upwards. The new, energy-saving LED version comes with a diffuser, which offers a smoother, 100% glare-free lighting.
AJ Royal is among the Arne Jacobsen designs developed in 1957 for the SAS Royal Hotel in Copenhagen (Radisson Collection). Here it 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 its 22 floors it gave Copenhagen its first real high-rise building heavily inspired by New York skyscrapers. In those days, the lamp was simply called the AJ Pendant. The segmented spherical design from 1957 is regarded as Jacobsen’s first steps back to the basic geometrical shapes that characterise the world-famous Danish architect’s later designs. The AJ Royal formed part of the overall design concept that Jacobsen developed for the hotel, of which a number of designs have achieved iconic status. Jacobsen did not only design the hotel down to the smallest detail for SAS (Scandinavian Airlines), he also designed nearly all the hotel’s original furniture and utility items. The lamps are probably the most well known globally, including the AJ Lamp from 1957. The AJ Royal was originally produced in three colours: light grey, dark brown and black. Today, the AJ Royal is available in white in its two original sizes. A smaller variant is introduced in 2020 to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the opening of the hotel, just as the series is reintroduced in black. The AJ Royal retains its classic, graphic look as sharply as ever – irrespective of whether it lights up a dining table, is used in an office, or a showroom, where it ensures an even and flawless downward light and generates ambience with its softened upward light.
Material: Black lacquered aluminium and steel.
Built-in frosted acrylic diffusor which diffuses the light and gives a 100% glare-free light.
Canopy: Yes Cord length: 4 m.
Cord type: Black fabric.
The lamp is fitted with an integrated energy-saving LED light source.
Can be dimmed with phasedimming using standard dimmers with either leading edge or trailing edge technology.
Width x Height x Length (mm)
250 x 115 x 250, 1.2 kg
Arne Jacobsen was born and raised in Copenhagen. In 1927, he graduated as an architect from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen. After graduating, he obtained his first job at the office of the City Architect of Copenhagen launching his own office only two years later. Arne Jacobsen is a world famous Danish modernistic architect. His buildings are numerous in Denmark, Germany, and the United Kingdom.
In 1924, Poul Henningsen created his influential Paris lamp for Louis Poulsen, and the origin of how we still design to shape light can directly be traced back to his views on the dualities of design and light.
Founded in 1874, Louis Poulsen is a Danish lighting manufacturer born out of the Scandinavian design tradition where form follows function. The function and design of our products are tailored to reflect and support the rhythm of natural light. Every detail in the design has a purpose. Every design starts and ends with light.
We believe in passionate craftsmanship that produces quality lighting and design products that are pleasing to the eye and to the light.
In close partnership with designers, architects and other talents like Poul Henningsen, Arne Jacobsen, Verner Panton, Øivind Slaatto, Alfred Homann, Oki Sato and Louise Campbell, we have established ourselves as one of the key global suppliers of architectural and decorative lighting. Defying traditional product categories, our products serve and span the professional and private lighting markets for both indoor and outdoor applications.