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Rare 60 cm wide Fibonacci special edition pendant light by Sophus Frandsen for Fog & Mørup. Denmark 1960s


This is possibly the most beautiful dining table pendant made during the Danish golden years of lighting. The Fibonacci pendant is a quite advanced lamp where the minimalistic ideas and the architectonic quality are very visible. The light was awarded the gold medal at the Leipzig Messe in 1967 and was selected for inclusion in the show Die gute Industriform at the 1968 Hannover Messe. It was designed by Sophus Frandsen for Fog & Morup, Denmark in 1963 and was made in solid satin copper, polished aluminum and white lacquered metal.

However hard I research I have not been able to find any other Fibonacci pendant that measures 60 cm in diameter. The general measure is always 47 cm. I can only assume that this one is a special order for some public facility or even a prototype. If anyone out there has ever heard of a Fibonacci that is 60 cm please get in contact with me.

Diameter 60 cm. Height 40 cm. Standard E27 light bulb.

The architect and Professor Sophus Frandsen (1927 – 2013) has put his main professional effort in research in the nature of light and the practical application. For almost a half century he has been linked to the Kunstakademiets lighting laboratory (The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts Schools of Architecture, Design and Conservation).

Among the numerous articles he has written, his concerns about the use of light in the city and construction should be highlighted. He was co-editor of “PH of light” from the mid-1970s and has edited a selection of texts by Mogens Voltelen; another pioneer of modern research in light. Sophus Frandsen worked along with Mogens Voltelen with in the years 1954 to 61.

Sophus Frandsen graduated from the The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts Schools of Architecture, Design and Conservation in 1953 and was by then already employed at Arne Jacobsen’s studio. Since 1976, he has performed consulting company together with his colleague Ebbe Christensen.

Among Sophus Frandsen’s most famous works with lighting include the lights at Charlottenborg in Copenhagen and the lighting in Trapholt Art Museum in Kolding. Sophus Frandsen has since 1968 been a member of the Kunstnersamfundet (Artists’ Society) and put a lot of work in the Lysteknisk Selskab (Illuminating Engineering Society), as his great expertise over the years have, among other things, gained the Standardization Committee for Lighting.

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