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Louis Poulsen

AJ Royal


The AJ Royal, designed by Arne Jacobsen in 1957 for the SAS Royal Hotel in Copenhagen, is a notable example of his work. Initially found in the hotel's snack bar, lounge, and Panorama Lounge, the AJ Royal helped define Copenhagen's first high-rise building, inspired by New York skyscrapers, which opened in 1960. Originally known as the AJ Pendant, its segmented spherical design marked Jacobsen’s return to basic geometrical shapes.

Part of Jacobsen's comprehensive design concept for the hotel, the AJ Royal and other elements have become iconic. Jacobsen meticulously designed the hotel, including nearly all its original furniture and utility items. Among these, the AJ Lamp from 1957 is globally recognized. Initially produced in light grey, dark brown, and black, the AJ Royal is now available in white and has been reintroduced in black. In 2020, a smaller variant was launched to celebrate the hotel's 60th anniversary.

The AJ Royal's classic, graphic look remains timeless, whether illuminating a dining table, office, or showroom. It provides even downward light and creates ambience with its softened upward light.

14.6"Ø or 19.7"Ø, Cable Length: 12'

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Shades: Spun Aluminum
Rings: Steel
Diffuser: Frosted Acrylic

If in stock, please allow up to 3 weeks for delivery. If not in stock, please allow up to 12 weeks for delivery.


Arne Jacobsen, born and raised in Copenhagen, graduated from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in 1927 and quickly established his own studio. Known for his strong decision-making as an architect, Jacobsen pioneered 'gesamtkunstwerk', designing buildings and meticulously crafting interior details like furniture and lighting. His iconic works include 'The Egg' and 'The Swan' chairs, and he taught at the Royal Danish Academy for 11 years, influencing a generation of Danish architects with his functionalist and minimalist approach.


Established in 1874 as a lighting manufacturer, Louis Poulsen has become one of the world's leading producers of lighting. This success is attributed to collaborations with renowned designers and architects like Arne Jacobsen, Øivind Slaatto, Poul Henningsen, and Verner Panton.

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