BRASS DESK LIGHT ‘PRESIDENT’

DESIGN: JO HAMMERBORG 1950S

PRODUCER: FOG AND MORUP DENMARK

MEASUREMENTS: H 45, DIA 37 CM

PRICE: ON REQUEST

Graceful and heavy 1950ies tripod desk light, called ‘President’, designed by Jo Hammerborg, Denmark.
Of all the Hammerborg designs, this quality table light truely stands out in class and elegance; The light source provide a warm light reflecting on the brass and the surroundings. The openings in the shade provide a refined light above the shade. Great finishing details such as the teak elements and the cutting edge tripod base.
Very good condition, all electrical parts have been checked, the wiring has been replaced through the whole fixture.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Back to the year 1904, A. Fog and E. Mørup began to develop the idea of going into business. The company was founded, and a few years later they moved to Copenhagen and began to specialise in lighting design.
At the end of the fifties, the company really emerged as an important producer of lighting design, and in 1957 Johannes Hammerborg was appointed as head of the design team.
Hammerborg’s innovative modernist designs became the trademark style of the company during the 1960ies and moved the company into the forefront of Danish modernist design. One of Hammerborgs’ signature was to create a model in a few different finishes or materials, and use these variations across the product lines. Hammerborg also designed several glass lamps with beautiful sculptural forms, which were produced by Holmegaard glassworks for Fog and Morup.
In 1980 Jo Hammerborg left the Fog and Mørup company to start up his own lighting business. Hammerborg’s designs won numerous design awards during his career at Fog and Mørup.