Fog & Mørup was founded in 1904 and emerged as a significant force in lighting design in the early 1960s, following its 1957 appointment of Jo Hammerborg as head of design. Hammerborg's sleek modernist designs became Fog & Mørup's trademark style throughout the 60s and into the 70s, propelling the company into the forefront of Danish modern lighting in what proved to be the most creative and commercially successful period of its history. Towards the end of the 1970s Fog & Mørup merged with another leading Danish lighting producer, Lyfa, but the glory days ended with Jo Hammerborg’s departure in 1980. Lyfa–Fog & Mørup was taken over shortly afterwards by Lyskaer, a mass-market lighting producer, and the Fog & Mørup brand was abandoned. The Fog & Mørup company was officially dissolved in 1999. Read our extended profile of Fog & Mørup here. Designers working with Fog & Mørup included Andreas Hansen, Bonderup & Thorup, Hans Due, Jo Hammerborg, Jacob Bang, Kai Franck and Sidse Werner.