F&M Hekla’s fiery Icelandic connection

Posted by modblog 14/10/2010 0 Comment(s) Fog & Mørup,Other Designers,

It is widely known that Fog & Mørup’s mid-1960s Hekla pendant light was created by two furniture designers from Iceland, Petur B Luthersson and Jon Olafsson. The prize-winning Hekla proved enduringly popular and remained in production at Fog & Morup for 15 years to the end of the 1970s.

Fog Morup Luthersson Olafsson Hekla pendant light

Less well known is the Icelandic connection in the lamp itself, which shares its name, domed shape, fiery core and (in winter months at least) colour with one of Iceland’s most active volcanoes – a 1,491-metre stratovolcano situated towards the south of the country.

Hekla stratovolcano in Iceland

Hekla stratovolcano in Iceland

 

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