Hydra 1 pendant light by Jo Hammerborg for Fog & Mørup s White Line, 1960s
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Hydra 1 pendant light by Jo Hammerborg for Fog & Mørup's White Line, 1960s
The Hydra is a typically understated Jo Hammerborg design for Fog & Mørup, and the lamp was marketed as the first item in Hammerborg's White Line range of "attractive, simple lights [that] can be used in almost any interior, irrespective of colour key or materials". The Hydra was produced in two pendant versions, Hydra 1 and Hydra 2, of which this is the narrower but taller (and much less frequently seen) Hydra 1, with a diameter of 17cm and a height of 33cm. The lamp's robust, white-laquered exterior is topped by a series of light-diffusing rings and a bright silver chrome cover for the bulb holder. It takes a standard Edison screw bulb max 75w (not supplied) and is in good condition overall with general light wear and some more substantial scratching to one side (see photos).