Key facts

Product:
Hotel Royal Pendant AJ1
Family:
Hotel Royal
Manufacturer:
&TRADITION
Designer:
Arne Jacobsen
Architonic ID:
1126230
Country:
Denmark
Launched:
1961
Groups:
Suspended lights-General lighting
Suspended ligh...-Pendant lights in plastic
Suspended ligh...-Pendant lights in acrylic

Product description

Acrylic
H 19 cm, Ø 21 cm; 1,8 kg

only indoor use
1x E27; max. 75 Watt
Clear cord measuring 2,5m or 6m

Concept

Liza Minelli’s eyes have reflected in the sides of this pendant and the smoke from Frank Sinatra’s cigarette swirled through the light in the intimate Snack Bar at Hotel Royal in Copenhagen, considered one of Arne Jacobsen’s masterpieces. The ‘Gesamtkunstwerk’ included almost every little detail from the wall-mounted curtain holders to the furniture and lamps, and right down to the tableware, all designed by Arne Jacobsen.

& Yet it is a very simple lamp: four pieces forming a cube around the bulb, but this simplicity just may be what makes the Royal Pendant a lasting design item.