In celebration of Arne Jacobsen’s 120th anniversary, &Tradition has unveiled two special editions of its iconic floor lamp, nodding to the original design from 1929
When the Bellevue lamp was first created in 1929, it signalled the dawn of Danish minimalism. With its graceful lines and understated silhouette, the piece was part of a wider shift towards a new school of thought that melded sculptural simplicity with the functionalism of Bauhaus.
Nearly a century later, it remains an epochal piece of design, and its creator, Arne Jacobsen, synonymous with modernism. Credited as one of the grandfathers of modern Danish furniture, Jacobsen was one of the most influential Danish architects of the 20th century and embraced the principles of modernism in design, creating clean, pure lines.
Bellevue, a floor lamp originally designed by Jacobsen and recently relaunched by Danish design brand &Tradition in celebration of his 120th anniversary, embodies all of these pioneering qualities. Available in two beautiful finishes, white with bronzed brass and stone grey with bronzed brass, the lamp’s design transforms tradition through the lens of minimalism.
“As the driving force behind Danish Modernism, Arne Jacobsen’s preference for graceful lines and simple, organic forms are readily recognisable in the Bellevue lamp,” explains Tradition founder and CEO Martin Kornbek Hansen. “In celebration of the designer’s 120th anniversary, &Tradition is honoured to continue Jacobsen’s design legacy with two anniversary editions to celebrate his brilliance.”