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10 Dec 2012 0 27545
There is an often-repeated urban myth that the multilayered pendant lamps usually known as Carl Tho..
05 Dec 2012 0 4526
The information that emerged from our correspondence with the Hammerborg family over the past 18 mo..
21 Nov 2012 0 12484
A couple of years ago we wrote about the fact that we had been unable to find reliable information ..
23 Jun 2011 0 3878
Verner Panton’s futuristic 1959 Topan light design for Louis Poulsen has rarely been out of the lim..
08 Jun 2011 0 3427
The perceived value (and so the price) of a vintage Danish light is usually fairly closely related t..
Modern Classic 21 May 2011 0 3627
The Kastrup-Holmegaard glassworks produced many different individually mouth-blown glass lamps for ..
11 May 2011 0 4907
The family connection between two of the great Danish lighting designers is widely known – indeed, ..
25 Apr 2011 0 3287
In September 1972, journalist Bengt Rooke reported in Danish newspaper Ekstra Bladet that a 60-stro..
14 Apr 2011 0 3718
Following the post we wrote recently about Fog & Mørup’s Golden Line, the range of 24-carat gold-pl..
04 Apr 2011 0 5377
When Copenhagen’s Tivoli Gardens opens its gates on 14 April for the 2011 summer season, the doors ..
18 Mar 2011 0 4355
In November 1966 Danish homestyle magazine Bo Bedre published a feature by Kirsten Bundgaard in whi..
11 Mar 2011 0 2531
Now and again it’s possible to find vintage lights by a New York-based company called Danlite Inc b..
03 Mar 2011 0 4540
In the 1960s Jo Hammerborg designed two table lamps for Fog & Mørup which are easily and often conf..
24 Feb 2011 0 5992
We wrote in an earlier post about cross-model colour coordination at Fog & Morup under Jo Hammerbor..
21 Jan 2011 0 3819
Featured in Danish homestyle magazine Bo Bedre in January 1962 when his celebrated Symfoni (penultim..
14 Jan 2011 0 5580
At first glance the lights below, discovered in Finland, might be mistaken for a wall-mounted versi..
07 Jan 2011 0 6195
In view of their seminal influence both in Denmark and internationally, it is no surprise that Poul..
31 Dec 2010 0 5999
In the early 1970s Swedish toy manufacturer Brio Scanditoy Mobilia produced miniature versions of s..
17 Dec 2010 0 3844
Peter Hvidt (1916–1986) and his business partner Orla Mølgaard (aka Orla Mølgaard-Nielsen) (1907–19..
26 Nov 2010 0 4455
Danish architect Sophus Frandsen created the Fibonacci light, his timeless classic for Fog & Mørup,..
19 Nov 2010 0 5840
The star-shaped lacquered steel pendant light pictured below seems to embody the space-age style of..
12 Nov 2010 0 6276
In the late 1960s both Louis Poulsen and Fog & Mørup launched lines of assorted lamp models in coor..
29 Oct 2010 0 15297
Danish advertising for items of domestic design in the 1960s and 1970s often followed a very specif..
22 Oct 2010 0 4136
We have often seen the light pictured in the first image below described as a Falcon, designed by A..
14 Oct 2010 0 4097
It is widely known that Fog & Mørup’s mid-1960s Hekla pendant light was created by two furniture de..
30 Sep 2010 0 5993
Bengt Rooke’s Tidsfasetter, a collation of vintage Scandinavian art and design news, includes an it..
24 Sep 2010 0 4310
An early 70s edition of Design from Scandinavia reveals the material that architects Sidse Werner a..
16 Sep 2010 0 3413
From its inception in 1965 until its demise in 1985, Danish lighting company Quality System was hug..
06 Sep 2010 0 4314
Louis Weisdorf’s extraordinary Konkylie ("Conch Shell") light was originally designed for Copenhage..
02 Sep 2010 0 4578
Bengt Rooke’s Tidsfasetter, a collation of historical art and design news items from Scandinavia, i..
27 Aug 2010 0 5063
When people come across a vintage Panthella for the first time they often think there’s something w..
24 Aug 2010 0 5900
One particular group of Fog & Mørup lights by Jo Hammerborg – which for convenience here we will ca..
20 Aug 2010 0 20619
The lights pictured below (reproduced from a February 1973 Coronell of Denmark catalogue in our pos..
16 Aug 2010 0 5103
In 1969 four Fog & Mørup light models – Andreas Hansen’s Falcon and Jo Hammerborg’s Juno, Zone and ..
12 Aug 2010 0 4504
The diamond-shaped raw metal wall light pictured below was produced in the 1970s by Holm Sørensen A..
07 Aug 2010 0 4390
The Penta (below) is a little-known Fog & Morup light designed by Jo Hammerborg and first appearing..
02 Aug 2010 0 6828
In 1974 a special edition of Mobilia magazine was dedicated to showcasing, as the title of the issu..
26 Jul 2010 0 3742
Few people know that when Jo Hammerborg‘s Orient pendant light first appeared on the market in the ..
22 Jul 2010 0 6937
It's not uncommon to see one or other of the two spiral-structured lamps pictured below being attri..
19 Jul 2010 0 3918
When Jo Hammerborg joined Fog & Mørup in 1957 he lost no time in transforming the company’s product..
15 Jul 2010 0 8852
From time to time we hear someone in Denmark describing a vintage light – usually one that gives ou..
12 Jul 2010 0 5517
One of several themes that ran through Jo Hammerborg’s work at Fog & Mørup during the 1960s was tha..
06 Jul 2010 0 4416
The multi-cylindrical Zero (pictured below), a classic Jo Hammerborg creation dating from late 1970..
03 Jul 2010 0 8655
In the mid-1970s Fog & Mørup made a brief return to its roots in ironmongery when it embarked upon ..
28 Jun 2010 0 6170
The International Forum (iF) Product Design Awards have been presented annually since 1953 to produ..
21 Jun 2010 0 3620
One of the most frequently misattributed Fog & Mørup lights is the Zenith, pictured below, whose de..
17 Jun 2010 0 12490
With its structure of concentric metal squares and the light effects produced by the overlapping la..
14 Jun 2010 0 5483
One of the more elusive lights produced by Lyfa in the 1960s is the Seks-tre-pendel (pictured below..
03 Jun 2010 0 3916
The Bornholmpendel is rarely seen today, but in 1967 it was chosen by Louis Poulsen to feature on t..
31 May 2010 0 5084
Constructed from four interlocking cubes with cutouts that allow only indirect light to emerge, Sim..
27 May 2010 0 4237
Bent Rooke’s fascinating Tidsfasetter, a collation of art and design news items from Scandinavia st..
20 May 2010 0 22559
Initiated in 1953, the International Forum (iF) Product Design Awards are presented annually to pro..
20 May 2010 0 5727
Who was Preben Dal? Nobody seems to know anything about the man who designed the wonderful Symfoni ..
07 May 2010 0 3380
Nordisk Solar Compagni’s Safari pendant light, pictured below, is often attributed to Jørgen Gammel..
28 Apr 2010 0 4868
Danish lighting companies Louis Poulsen, Lyfa and Nordisk Solar Compagni have all produced lamps wi..
25 Apr 2010 0 6673
Did Verner Panton design Louis Poulsen's versatile LamPetit? Certainly the compact little lamp is u..
22 Apr 2010 0 6307
Most collectors of midcentury Danish lighting are aware of Bent Karlby's designs for Lyfa, which in..
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