Optima pendant light designed by Hans Due for Fog & Mørup, 1970s
Hans Due's ufo-like Optima lamp series was launched by Fog & Mørup in October 1972 in white, with yellow and brown editions following a year later. The pendant lights in these early editions had diameters of 20, 50 and 60 cm respectively. This particular Optima pendant is the 35 cm diameter version in brown, which appeared towards the end of the 1970s. The Optima takes a standard Edison screw bulb max 60w and works particularly well with a crown silver bulb (not included). The lamp is in good condition with general light wear, most notably to the outer edge (see photos). The remains of its Fog & Mørup label are visible inside the stem.