Milieu by Jo Hammerborg

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Chromium-plated shade, White lacquered metal grid. Excellent condition.

 

Jo Hammerborg designed this reflective hemisphere for Fog & Mørup in the early 70s as part of their Chrome line editions.

 

Like many of Hammerborg's designs, the streamlined shape of the Milieu features sculptural qualities. Mirroring its entire surrounding, the timeless pendant creates a feeling of openness and infinite space.

 

Read more about Jo Hammerborg

Johannes Hammerborg (1920 - 1982) was a Danish designer, who started his professional career as a silversmith before he became head of design at Fog & Mørup from 1957-1980. Under his wings, the Danish lighting design company knew its most successful period in 80 years of existence. Hammerborg had a clear artistical and commercial vision that went into the smallest details; labelling, packaging, advertising and showroom display. In his collaboration with Sidse Werner and Leif Alring for creating the parachute-like Formland lamp series, Hammerborg’s passion for skydiving plays an important role. He even piloted the plane that was used in the promotional photoshoot. Hammerborg himself created over 60 lamps. A lot of those designs; great examples of his formal and aesthetic insights, were awarded with prizes. The Classic, Tunika, Saturn and Diskos pendants all won an iF Product Design Award. Jo Hammerborg left the company in 1980 to set up his own lighting design business, two years before he died in a skydiving accident. After he left, Fog & Mørup experienced a rapid decline.

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Height 23 cm Width 34 cm
Depth 34 cm

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