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About the design
Orient major is a medium sized teardrop-shaped pendant with white inner coating for optimal reflection of the light. The top is made of teak and the bottom holds a diffuser to soften the light emission.
The Orient was produced by Fog & Morup in two sizes – Orient minor with a diameter of 8.9″ (22,5 cm) and Orient major with a diameter of 15″ (38 cm). The Orient major were offered in four versions differentiated by the lacquered finishes, which were – copper, aluminum, brown anodized and slate anodized, all with teak at the top and plastic diffuser at the bottom.
Jo Hammerborg joined Fog & Mørup in 1957 and immediately began transforming the company’s product range. A catalogue from 1963 included 24 designs by Hammerborg, many of them are highly sought after today. Amongst them is the Orient!
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Meet the Designer
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 Fin …
Originally produced by
Ansgar Fog (1880-1930) and Erik Mørup (1879-1972) founded the company Fog & Mørup (F&M) in 1904, having acquired an “ironmongery and consignment warehouse” in Fiskergyde, in Aarhus, with a large inventory of among other things paraffin lamps, g …