Throughout his career Arne Jacobsen worked closely with Louis Poulsen to create the right lighting in his architectural projects. With a few exceptions, Louis Poulsen was the supplier on all Arne Jacobsen’s major projects.
Early projects from the interwar period include Bellevue Theatre from 1936 and Søllerød Town Hall from 1942. Even at this early time, Louis Poulsen launched several of Arne Jacobsen’s designs as part of its standard collection and added clock designs to its product line. After the war, their collaboration continued in a series of world-famous projects, including Munkegaard School, Rødovre Town Hall, SAS Royal Hotel and St. Catherine’s College in Oxford. Some of the lamps that are now internationally recognized as design icons were originally designed for these projects. Today, Louis Poulsen produces the AJ lamp, Munkegaard, AJ Eklipta and Royal Pendant.