On my wish list right now is the AJ Floor Lamp. I recently decided that my media room would be a great spot to curl up on the sofa and read but at present the only light in the room is from ceiling pot lights. Wanting to keep the contemporary feel of the room I knew my choice for a floor lamp had to be selective. When I came across the AJ Lamp I fell in love.
The AJ Lamp was designed in 1960 by Danish architect and designer Arne Jacobsen (AJ) for the Radisson SAS Royal Hotel in Copenhagen. Given the opportunity to design both the hotel and the furniture within it, Jacobsen created the lamp to echo the lines of his Egg Chair and Swan Chair – design classics of the 20th century. The heavy cast iron base allows for the lamp to have the unique tilt and angle which is what appeals to me and the rotatable shade makes the AJ Lamp perfect to read with.
Unfortunately (for me) the price tag of ~$1000 does not fit into the budget.
Ikea’s Stockholm floor lamp designed by Ehlén Johansson is a great example of a modern design. And fortunately the lamp was produced with powder coated steel and aluminum – not plastic. With a price tag of $110 this lamp fits very well into the budget. The lamp is available in white which is exactly what I am looking for.
I like both lamps but if anyone has an extra $1000 to spare……..