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Pair of Midcentury 'Royal' Floor Lamps by Arne Jacobsen

$12,747.34per set

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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 Since most of his work has been replaced by corporate standard fabrics and furniture, the hotel has been referred to as Jacobsens' Lost Gesamtkunstwerk.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. About us: We specialise in fine works of original twentieth-century design with specific focus on Scandinavian design from the period 1930 to 1960. We procure items that have a history and/or have a particular aesthetic from the period. Our collection represents some of the finest examples of craftsmanship, architecture, and high-grade design by the most renowned Scandinavian 20th Century designers including Hans J. Wegner, Arne Vodder, Arne Jacobsen, Finn Juhl, Poul Henningsen, Alvar Aalto, Paavo Tynell, Estrid Ericson, Poul Kjærholm, Mogens Lassen and Josef Frank. We are extraordinarily passionate about Kaare Klint and have over the years gained a significant knowledge of his craftmanship and have included many beautiful Kaare Klint pieces in our inventory. We have a long history of working with international galleries, interior architects and private collectors. Please feel free to contact us for specific requests or if you should wish to arrange a personal viewing.

Details

  • Creator
    Louis Poulsen (Manufacturer),Arne Jacobsen (Designer)
  • 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
    Replacements made: Fabric of the shades has been renewed. Rewired: New cord and ready for use. 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

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About the Designer

Arne Jacobsen

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 1stDibs, style never took a backseat to function in Arne Jacobsen’s work. His work merits a place in any modern design collection.

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