Skip to main content
  • Want more images or videos?
    Request additional images or videos from the seller
1 of 7

Pair of Midcentury 'Royal' Floor Lamps by Arne Jacobsen

On Hold
$14,643.64per set

About

Arne Jacobsen & Louis Poulsen - Scandinavian Modern An iconic pair of the original 'Royal' floor lamps by Danish architect Arne Jacobsen. Designed for the SAS Royal Hotel Copenhagen, 1958. Produced by Louis Poulsen. These lamps are considered a collector's item from the SAS Royal Hotel in Copenhagen. The design itself is very elegant and like may of Arne Jacobsens other design pieces, the simple shape has made the lamps an iconic piece of Danish design history. The SAS Royal Hotel is a historic hotel in central Copenhagen, Denmark. The entire hotel from the exterior façade through to the stainless-steel cutlery used in the restaurant and the Swan and Egg chairs gracing the lobby was designed by the Danish architect Arne Jacobsen. Since most of his work has been replaced by corporate standard fabrics and furniture, the hotel has been referred to as Jacobsens' Lost Gesamtkunstwerk. The lamps are in very good vintage condition and a stunning addition to many interiors. Literature: Arne Jacobsen, Thau and Vindum, ppg. 80, 434, 436.

Details

  • Creator
    Arne Jacobsen (Designer),Louis Poulsen (Manufacturer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 71.26 in. (181 cm)Width: 9.45 in. (24 cm)Depth: 13.78 in. (35 cm)
  • Sold As
    Set of 2
  • Style
    Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1958
  • Condition
    Rewired: New cord and ready for use. Replacements made: Fabric of the shades has been renewed. Wear consistent with age and use. The lamps show sign of wear due to age and use as expected from hotel use in the late 1950's. The fabric of the shades have been renewed and in mint condition. The lamps have been rewired and ready to use. Overall in very good vintage condition.
  • Seller Location
    Copenhagen, DK
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU1541220639262

Shipping & Returns

  • Shipping
    Rates vary by destination and complexity.
    Ships From: Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 7 days of delivery.

1stDibs Buyer Protection Guaranteed
If your item arrives not as described, we’ll work with you and the seller to make it right. Learn more

About Arne Jacobsen (Designer)

The eye-catching work of the Danish architect and designer Arne Jacobsen often introduces new collectors to mid-20th century furniture. With their fluid lines and sculptural presence, Jacobsen’s signature pieces — the elegant Swan chair and the cozy-yet-cutting edge Egg chair, both first presented in 1958 — are iconic representations of both the striking aesthetic of the designers of the era and their concomitant attention to practicality and comfort. Jacobsen designed furniture that had both gravitas and groove.


Though Jacobsen is a paragon of Danish modernism, his approach to design was the least “Danish” of those who are counted as his peers. The designs of Hans Wegner,  Finn Juhl, Børge Mogensen and others grew out of their studies as cabinetmakers. They prized skilled craftsmanship and their primary material was carved, turned and joined wood. Jacobsen was first and foremost an architect, and while he shared his colleagues’ devotion to quality of construction, he was far more open to other materials such as metal and fiberglass.


Many of Jacobsen’s best-known pieces had their origin in architectural commissions. His molded-plywood, three-legged Ant chair (1952) was first designed for the cafeteria of a pharmaceutical company headquarters. The tall-backed Oxford chair was made for the use of dons at St. Catherine’s College, Oxford, whose Jacobsen-designed campus opened in 1962 (while still under construction). The Swan, Egg and Drop chairs and the AJ desk lamp were all created as part of Jacobsen’s plan for the SAS Royal Copenhagen Hotel, which opened in 1960. (The hotel has since been redecorated, but one guest room has been preserved with all-Jacobsen accoutrements.) To Jacobsen’s mind, the chief merit of any design was practicality. He designed the first stainless-steel cutlery set made by the Danish silver company Georg Jensen; Jacobsen’s best-selling chair — the plywood Series 7 — was created to provide lightweight, stackable seating for modern eat-in kitchens. But as you will see from the objects on these pages, style never took a backseat to function in Arne Jacobsen’s work. His work merits a place in any modern design collection.

About the Seller
5 / 5
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Vetted Seller
These experienced sellers undergo a comprehensive evaluation by our team of in-house experts.
Established in 2015
1stDibs seller since 2015
83 sales on 1stDibs
Typical response time: 2 hours
More From This Seller

You May Also Like

Louis Poulsen AJ Floor Lamp by Arne Jacobsen
By Louis Poulsen, Arne Jacobsen
Located in Weston, FL
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 fir...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Danish Modern Floor Lamps

Materials

Steel

Louis Poulsen, AJ Steel Floor Lamp by Arne Jacobsen
By Louis Poulsen, Arne Jacobsen
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Louis Poulsen, AJ steel floor lamp by Arne Jacobsen Measures: Width x height x length (mm) 275 x 1300 x 322, 3.4 kg Material: Spun steel. Injection moulded zinc base. Cord length ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Danish Modern Floor Lamps

Materials

Metal

Louis Poulsen, AJ Color Floor Lamp by Arne Jacobsen
By Louis Poulsen, Arne Jacobsen
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Louis Poulsen, AJ color floor lamp by Arne Jacobsen Measures: Width x height x length (mm) 275 x 1300 x 322, 3.4 kg Material: Spun steel. Injection moulded zinc base. Cord length ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Danish Modern Floor Lamps

Materials

Metal

Floor Lamp by Arne Jacobsen, Scandinavian Modern, 1960s
By Louis Poulsen, Arne Jacobsen
Located in Lejre, DK
Floor lamp designed by Maa. Arne Jacobsen for the SAS Royal Hotel in 1958 and made by Louis Poulsen Denmark, original condition.
Category

Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Floor Lamps

Materials

Metal

AJ Floor Lamp by Arne Jacobsen for Louis Poulsen
By Louis Poulsen, Arne Jacobsen
Located in Los Angeles, CA
AJ floor lamp by Arne Jacobsen for Louis Poulsen. Comes in blue, green, petroleum, red, sand, yellow, green, black, graphite grey or white. The fixture emits downward directed light....
Category

2010s Danish Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

Materials

Steel, Zinc

1920s White Metal, Brass Floor Lamp by Arne Jacobsen
By Louis Poulsen, Arne Jacobsen, Paavo Tynell
Located in Frankfurt, Hessen, DE
White metal shade, brass stem, floor lamp by Arne Jacobsen, 1929, Classical grey desk lamp in steel with original lacquering designed by Danish Design icon Arne Jacobsen. Angle of ...
Category

Vintage 1920s Danish Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

Materials

Metal, Brass

AJ Royal Floor Lamp by Arne Jacobsen for Santa & Cole
By Santa & Cole, Arne Jacobsen
Located in Los Angeles, CA
AJ Royal floor lamp by Arne Jacobsen for Santa & Cole. This re-edition is manufactured in Barcelona, Spain. Originally designed for the SAS Royal Hotel in Copenhagen, the floor lamp ...
Category

2010s Spanish Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

Materials

Steel, Iron

Black Floor Lamp by Arne Jacobsen and Louis Poulsen
By Louis Poulsen, Arne Jacobsen
Located in Lejre, DK
Lack floor lamp designed by Arne Jacobsen in 1957 and manufactured by Louis Poulsen. The lamp is in great used condition.
Category

Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Floor Lamps

Materials

Metal

The 1stDibs Promise

Learn More

Expertly Vetted Sellers

Confidence at Checkout

Price-Match Guarantee

Exceptional Support

Buyer Protection

Insured Global Delivery