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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 Thore lights were produced by Fog & Mørup. The true or...
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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 (penultimate image below) was already on prominent display ...
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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 some of the interior design classics of the day for ...
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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 the late 60s and early 70s, but in fact it was des...
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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 specific format. The featured product would be photograph...
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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 possession) are often said to have been designed by Sw...
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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/S, the company founded by Danish designer Sven Aag...
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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 announced, "One Hundred Great Danish Designs!" Th...
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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 attributed to Louis Weisdorf for Lyfa. Usually in these ...
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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 a warm glow, such as Claus Bolby's Veega (picture...
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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 collaboration with Finnish company Arabia which e...
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Looks like Bent Karlby for Lyfa, but isn't!

Looks like Bent Karlby for Lyfa, but isn't!

modblog 17/06/2010 0
With its structure of concentric metal squares and the light effects produced by the overlapping layers, it is perhaps unsurprising that the red and w...
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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 series for Hans Følsgaard A/S.Many are even unsure ...
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The precursor to Bent Karlby's Pan series for Lyfa

The precursor to Bent Karlby's Pan series for Lyfa

modblog 22/04/2010 0
Most collectors of midcentury Danish lighting are aware of Bent Karlby's designs for Lyfa, which include several of the company's most sought-after pi...
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