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The uniquely Danish concept of hygge

The uniquely Danish concept of hygge

modblog 15/07/2010 0
From time to time we hear someone in Denmark describing a vintage light – usually one that gives out...
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Fog & Mørup’s iF Product Design Awards

Fog & Mørup’s iF Product Design Awards

modblog 20/05/2010 0
Initiated in 1953, the International Forum (iF) Product Design Awards are presented annually to prod...
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The Louis Poulsen Bornholmpendel

The Louis Poulsen Bornholmpendel

modblog 03/06/2010 0
The Bornholmpendel is rarely seen today, but in 1967 it was chosen by Louis Poulsen to feature on th...
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Fog & Mørup's 1970s collaboration with Arabia

Fog & Mørup's 1970s collaboration with Arabia

modblog 03/07/2010 0
In the mid-1970s Fog & Mørup made a brief return to its roots in ironmongery when it embarked upon a...
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Fog & Mørup lights in Brio miniatures

Fog & Mørup lights in Brio miniatures

modblog 31/12/2010 0
In the early 1970s Swedish toy manufacturer Brio Scanditoy Mobilia produced miniature versions of so...
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The forgotten art of Oluf Gravesen

The forgotten art of Oluf Gravesen

modblog 29/10/2010 0
Danish advertising for items of domestic design in the 1960s and 1970s often followed a very specifi...
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Three of a kind

Three of a kind

modblog 28/04/2010 0
Danish lighting companies Louis Poulsen, Lyfa and Nordisk Solar Compagni have all produced lamps wit...
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Hvidt, Hvidt & Mølgaard's Safari

Hvidt, Hvidt & Mølgaard's Safari

modblog 07/05/2010 0
Nordisk Solar Compagni’s Safari pendant light, pictured below, is often attributed to Jørgen Gammelg...
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Henningsen & Schwalbe’s Kassablanka

Henningsen & Schwalbe’s Kassablanka

modblog 31/05/2010 0
Constructed from four interlocking cubes with cutouts that allow only indirect light to emerge, Simo...
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The real story of the Carl Thore lights

The real story of the Carl Thore lights

modblog 10/12/2012 0
There is an often-repeated urban myth that the multilayered pendant lamps usually known as Carl Thor...
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Preben Dal: the mystery man of lights

Preben Dal: the mystery man of lights

modblog 20/05/2010 0
Who was Preben Dal? Nobody seems to know anything about the man who designed the wonderful Symfoni s...
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Lyfa’s iF Product Design Awards

Lyfa’s iF Product Design Awards

modblog 28/06/2010 0
The International Forum (iF) Product Design Awards have been presented annually since 1953 to produc...
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The spiral that's not a Lyfa Weisdorf

The spiral that's not a Lyfa Weisdorf

modblog 22/07/2010 0
It's not uncommon to see one or other of the two spiral-structured lamps pictured below being attrib...
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1960s prism lights by Werner Schou for Coronell

1960s prism lights by Werner Schou for Coronell

modblog 20/08/2010 0
The lights pictured below (reproduced from a February 1973 Coronell of Denmark catalogue in our poss...
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A Tivoli tangle

A Tivoli tangle

modblog 12/08/2010 0
The diamond-shaped raw metal wall light pictured below was produced in the 1970s by Holm Sørensen A/...
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Five of 100 great Danish designs of 1974

Five of 100 great Danish designs of 1974

modblog 02/08/2010 0
In 1974 a special edition of Mobilia magazine was dedicated to showcasing, as the title of the issue...
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The origins of the Danish star light

The origins of the Danish star light

modblog 21/11/2012 0
A couple of years ago we wrote about the fact that we had been unable to find reliable information a...
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Hvidt & Mølgaard’s Fog & Mørup light design

Hvidt & Mølgaard’s Fog & Mørup light design

modblog 17/12/2010 0
Peter Hvidt (1916–1986) and his business partner Orla Mølgaard (aka Orla Mølgaard-Nielsen) (1907–199...
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The Schlegel lamp and its Tarok lookalike

The Schlegel lamp and its Tarok lookalike

modblog 28/01/2011 0
Fritz Schlegel’s classic bell-like light for Lyfa, the Schlegel-lampe, designed in 1938, inspired a ...
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Frandsen’s Fibonacci needs clear bulbs

Frandsen’s Fibonacci needs clear bulbs

modblog 26/11/2010 0
Danish architect Sophus Frandsen created the Fibonacci light, his timeless classic for Fog & Mørup, ...
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A little-known light by Preben Dal

A little-known light by Preben Dal

modblog 21/01/2011 0
Featured in Danish homestyle magazine Bo Bedre in January 1962 when his celebrated Symfoni (penultim...
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Distinguishing the Karlebos from the Falcons

Distinguishing the Karlebos from the Falcons

modblog 22/10/2010 0
We have often seen the light pictured in the first image below described as a Falcon, designed by An...
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Piet Hein’s 1969 Ra lamp for Lyfa

Piet Hein’s 1969 Ra lamp for Lyfa

modblog 02/09/2010 0
Bengt Rooke’s Tidsfasetter, a collation of historical art and design news items from Scandinavia, in...
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The difference between Nordisk Solar and Anvia star lamps

The difference between Nordisk Solar and Anvia star lamps

modblog 19/11/2010 0
The star-shaped lacquered steel pendant light pictured below seems to embody the space-age style of ...
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A rare 1960s wall lamp from Fog & Mørup

A rare 1960s wall lamp from Fog & Mørup

modblog 14/01/2011 0
At first glance the lights below, discovered in Finland, might be mistaken for a wall-mounted versio...
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F&M Hekla’s fiery Icelandic connection

F&M Hekla’s fiery Icelandic connection

modblog 14/10/2010 0
It is widely known that Fog & Mørup’s mid-1960s Hekla pendant light was created by two furniture des...
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