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Pendant light “Hercules” by Jo Hammerborg for Fog & Mørup. Denmark 1970s


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Width: 42 centimeters, Height: 38 centimeters, Depth: 42 centimeters

The Hercules was designed in the mid 1970s by Fog & Mørup’s head of design Jo Hammerborg and is a substantial and solidly made lamp offering good room illumination as well as an anti-dazzle work light. This light was made in a variation of colors this being the all golden version.It comes with its original spiral rise and fall suspension incorporating a polished solid brass clevis.

Good condition with a few marks and scratches as seen in the photos. Standard E27 light bulb socket.

Johannes (Jo) Hammerborg grew up right outside of Randers, in a regular middle-class family. He trained as a silversmith, participated in Denmark’s resistance and struggle for freedom in 1940-45 as a saboteur, studied at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts and worked as a silversmith at Georg Jensen. In 1957, he was hired as a chief designer at the lamp manufacturer Fog & Mørup, where he worked until 1980.

And now, decades later, his coveted lamps are in high demand, and they are being sold in antique shops.

I try to make the pictures reflect the true look, color and condition of the piece. If you have any questions or want additional photos please send a PM before buying.

Additional information

Weight 2 kg
Dimensions 40 × 40 × 30 cm

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