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&Tradition’s Bellevue AJ7 floor lamp is a fine example of Arne Jacobsen’s Nordic minimalism, where precise shapes and timeless materials merge together. Originally released in 1929, Bellevue was the first piece of lighting designed by the legendary Danish designer Arne Jacobsen. Jacobsen got the inspiration for the Bellevue lamp from modern tubular steel manufacture and the modernist design of the Bauhaus era. The eye-catcher of the Bellevue lamp is the 45-degree cut in the shade. &Tradition has relaunched the Bellevue collection in updated models and colours.

The floor lamp's new stylish colours were launched in 2019 to celebrate the 90th anniversary of the Bellevue lamp.

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Bellevue AJ7 floor lamp, white - brass

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Material
Satin polished brass, lacquered aluminium and steel, cast iron
Colour
White, brass. The inner surface of the shade is white.
Depth
60 cm
Diameter
Base diameter 27,3 cm
Height
130 cm
Bulb base
E27
Light source
7-9W LED (not included)
IP rating
20
Protection class
II
Energy label
A++ - B
Cable length
200 cm
Cable colour
Valkoinen
Cable material
Textile
Weight
7,7 kg
Floor switch
Yes

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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