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Fritz Hansen’s AJ Trolley consists of a slender metal frame with triangle-shaped ash shelves that can be used for serving tea or displaying your favourite decorative objects. Designed by legendary Danish architect Arne Jacobsen as a tea trolley for his own home, the piece has a distinctively architectural, modern appearance that still looks just as fresh and fascinating as it did back in the 1950s whether used as a practical serving trolley or sophisticated side table.

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AJ Trolley

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Colour
Black
Width
67 cm
Depth
59 cm
Height
54,7 cm
Material
Stainless steel, MDF, ash
Notes
Height of lower shelf 21,5 cm

Arne Jacobsen

Arne Jacobsen (1902-1971) is the most celebrated post-war Danish designer and architect. He graduated from the School of Applied Arts in 1924 and from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, where he studied architecture, in 1927. Arne Jacobsen worked actively both as an architect and as a designer and received many prestigious awards for his designs, including C. F. Hansen Medal and the Grand Prix of Milan XI Triennale.

Jacobsen’s most famous project was the Royal Hotel in Copenhagen (1956-1960), for which he designed every detail from textiles and lamps to cutlery and furniture. The AJ lamps, designed for the Royal Hotel and manufactured by Louis Poulsen, are a fine example of his streamlined and elegant style. The cutlery designed for the Royal Hotel and produced by Georg Jensen, represents a stylish design that is still today much praised. Also, the famous Egg and Swan chairs were designed for the Royal Hotel. As often happened with Arne Jacobsen’s designs, they were initially realized for a certain project and only later put into serial production – the same happened for the AJ lamps, the cutlery and the furniture he designed for the hotel. Royal Hotel was an extremely important project for Jacobsen because he could finally put his theories of integrated design and architecture into practice.

Jacobsen is well-known also for the Cylinda Line range, designed for Stelton in 1967. Since the very beginning, Cylinda Line has been an undisputed icon of Scandinavian design and today the range is part of numerous permanent collections in design museums all over the world.

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