Orient P1 designed by Jo Hammerborg
Johannes (Jo) Hammerborg matured on the borders of Randers in a regular middle-class household. He trained as a silversmith, took part in Denmark's resistance and battle for liberty in 1940-45 as a saboteur, researched at the Royal Danish Academy of Art and functioned as a silversmith at Georg Jensen. In 1957, he was worked with as primary developer at the light manufacturer Fog & Mørup, where he worked up until 1980.He was an evident concept person and business owner, which throughout his whole life launched and developed things he was passionate concerning. He was a key driving force for Fog & Mørup, and it was under his leadership that the company experienced their most imaginative and commercially effective period. With a distinct layout viewpoint, excellent idea in removal strategy and an extensive understanding of kind, function and appearances, he made over 180 different designs of lights, several of which have received international honors. In 1980, Fog & Mørup underwent a series of mergers, and in the late 90s stopped manufacturing of his layouts.In his private life Jo Hammerborg was a energetic and really versatile athlete which, together with his professional job, was also a leader in flying and parachuting. In a heartbreaking way, it was his fantastic enthusiasm for skydiving which cost him his life when, at the age of simply 62, he passed away in an accident. And now many years later on, when his sought after lights which are in higher demand are being sold in antique stores, in 2013 it will certainly once more finally be feasible to acquire a freshly manufactured, Jo Hammerborg lamp. Lightyears has, in cooperation with the Hammerborg family members, decided to relaunch the Orient pendants. Jo Hammerborg's cutting-edge contributions to Danish lamp style have a natural location in the 21st century.Orient P1The Orient P1 pendant (Ø225 mm) is a perfect light design with great luminous effectiveness and made from the finest top quality materials. The pendant lighting was developed by Jo Hammerborg in 1963 for one of the most essential Danish lighting companies of the time, Fog & Morup. Precisely 50 years on from the light's production, Lightyears has opted to relaunch Orient in close teamwork with the Hammerborg family members, the heirs of Jo Hammerborg's style.The lamp has 24 slim, upright ports at the leading of the genuine copper shade permitting light to filter via. The fitting elegantly conceals the low energy lighting source and ensures a soft, enjoyable lighting without any kind of glare.