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Did Iittala make glass for Nordisk Solar?

Did Iittala make glass for Nordisk Solar?Kristiina, a reader from Finland, recently brought our attention to an item for sale on Finnish auction website Huuto – a lamp that, using our [more]

Hammerborgs on film

Hammerborgs on filmSince becoming addicted to The Killing and Borgen we've tried out a mixed bag of other Danish TV series, and most recently have been watching [more]

Why Jo Hammerborg's Orient is incomplete without its louvre

Why Jo Hammerborg's Orient is incomplete without its louvre So the first Jo Hammerborg light reproduction has finally appeared, and the wisdom of the crowd has made itself apparent in our poll by correctly [more]

Changes ahead in the market for Jo Hammerborg lights

Changes ahead in the market for Jo Hammerborg lightsOne of the features that has driven the increasing popularity of 60s and 70s Fog & Mørup lighting as a target for collectors – along [more]

Fog & Morup did not produce Carl Thore lights

Fog & Morup did not produce Carl Thore lights In recent months we have noticed an apparent increase in the number of eBay sellers repeating the incorrect claim that the multilayered pendant lamps usually [more]

Jo Hammerborg and the Formland lamp series

Jo Hammerborg and the Formland lamp seriesThe information that emerged from our correspondence with the Hammerborg family over the past 18 months (which has informed our new biography of Jo Hammerborg) [more]

Did Iittala make glass for Nordisk Solar?

Kristiina, a reader from Finland, recently brought our attention to an item for sale on Finnish auction website Huuto – a lamp that, using our ID Your Vintage Danish Lights site, she had identified as a Nordisk Solar Compagni P278g glass pendant light. Interestingly, however, the glass was embellished with an Iittala Oy glassworks sticker (pictured bottom).

There are three possible explanations for this surprising detail. One is that someone added the sticker at a later date and it actually has nothing to do with the light. The second is that Iittala licensed the design from Nordisk Solar Compagni and produced the light in Finland. And the third is that Nordisk Solar contracted out the production of glass for its lamps to Iittala rather than Holmegaard (the home-grown choice of Fog & Mørup) or Orrefors (Lyfa’s preferred glass producer).

Hammerborgs on film

Since becoming addicted to The Killing and Borgen we've tried out a mixed bag of other Danish TV series, and most recently have been watching The Protectors (Livvagterne in Danish). The set designer is clearly a Hammerborg fan, [read more...]

Why Jo Hammerborg’s Orient is incomplete without its louvre

So the first Jo Hammerborg light reproduction has finally appeared, and the wisdom of the crowd has made itself apparent in our poll by correctly predicting that the chosen model would be the Orient. [read more...]

Changes ahead in the market for Jo Hammerborg lights

One of the features that has driven the increasing popularity of 60s and 70s Fog & Mørup lighting as a target for collectors – along with the consistently high quality and design excellence of the individual lights themselves and the cohesiveness of the F&M brand as a whole during this period – has been the fact that (with the exception of the Semi) [read more...]

Fog & Morup did not produce Carl Thore lights

In recent months we have noticed an apparent increase in the number of eBay sellers repeating the incorrect claim that the multilayered pendant lamps usually known as Carl Thore lights were produced by Fog & Mørup. The true origin of the Carl Thore lamps and the story behind them [read more...]

Jo Hammerborg and the Formland lamp series

The information that emerged from our correspondence with the Hammerborg family over the past 18 months (which has informed our new biography of Jo Hammerborg) has also provided interesting new perspectives on some of our previous Fog & Mørup blog posts. [read more...]

Our new website dedicated to Jo Hammerborg

In May 2011 we wrote a post laying out the few facts we had been able to gather together during ten years of trawling through books, magazines, research libraries, personal contacts and the internet for information about Jo Hammerborg's life and work at Fog & Mørup, and appealed for readers with any further information to contact us. Today, thanks to [read more...]

Solved! the Danish star light designer mystery

A couple of years ago we wrote a post (which you can read here) about the fact that we had been unable to find reliable information about the origins of one of our favourite vintage Danish lights [read more...]

Another twist in the Jørn Utzon Søvaernspendel debate

The identity of the designer of the Søvaernspendel, the light produced first by Nordisk Solar Compagni and later by Louis Poulsen, has been the subject of an ongoing debate on this blog over the past couple of years. Our previous posts and the valuable insights contributed by our readers [read more...]

The lights of Louis Weisdorf: Multi-Lite (1974)

The economic downturn of the 1970s brought new challenges for the designers of high-end lamps and other luxury goods, as producers' support for the experiments of the 1960s gave way to a constant refrain of [read more...]
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