Fog & Mørup

Fog & Mørup

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, gas lanterns and their accessories.

The company started as an agent and wholesaler business in Aarhus, and in 1906, the company moved to Copenhagen, and began specializing in lighting. Opening their first factory on 1 April 1915, at Nørregade 7, and by starting up production of lamps and chandeliers, F&M were on their way to become a major part of Danish lighting design history.

In the years to follow, Fog & Mørup were successful in taking over a number of rival lamp and lighting manufactures, and by the early 1960’s, the company was excelling with new and innovating designs. This new position on the market, is widely contributed to in 1957, having recruited Johannes “Jo” Hammerborg, as the company’s chief designer.

During his 27 years at F&M, Jo Hammerborg created a large number of modern and stunning designs, which went on to become internationally recognized, and made the company famous in Denmark and abroad. To this day many of his pieces are still in high demand internationally. Jo Hammerborg retired in 1980, and died (in a tragic parachuting accident) in 1983.

As an independent company, F&M’s history ended in 1978, when Fog & Mørup merged with LYFA, although the lamps were still marketed under separate brands. In 1989 the LYFA / Fog & Mørup constellation was taken over by rival Lyskær Belysning – and the Fog & Mørup brand was discontinued. The new Lyskær-LYFA ended up being acquired by Horn Lighting (E.S. Horn) in 1991.

In 2013, Danish lighting company Light Years, who now owns the rights for some of Jo Hammerborg’s designs, re-launched his beautiful ORIENT pendant.

Designs by this Producer

Silhuet 2 by Jo Hammerborg for Fog & Mørup 1977
Optima 6 by Hans Due for Fog & Mørup 1972
Radius 1 by Erik Balslev for Fog & Mørup 1977
Semi Mini by Claus Bonderup for Fog & Mørup 1968
Medio by Jo Hammerborg for Fog & Mørup 1966
Medio
1966
Equator by Jo Hammerborg for Fog & Mørup 1968
Equator
1968
Nova by Jo Hammerborg for Fog & Mørup 1963
Nova
1963
Cosmos by Unspecified Designer for Fog & Mørup 1984
Cosmos
1984
Tema I by Unspecified Designer for Fog & Mørup 1966
Tema I
1966
Tema VI by Unspecified Designer for Fog & Mørup 1966
Tema VI
1966
Flush by Unspecified Designer for Fog & Mørup ca. 1970s
Flush
ca. 1970s
Junior by Jo Hammerborg for Fog & Mørup 1960s
Junior
1960s
Diskos by Jo Hammerborg for Fog & Mørup 1965
Diskos
1965
Falcon by Andreas Hansen for Fog & Mørup 1967
Falcon
1967
Askepot by Jo Hammerborg for Fog & Mørup 1976-77
Askepot
1976-77
Cocktail by Henning Rehhof for Fog & Mørup 1971
Lento by Jo Hammerborg for Fog & Mørup 1967
Lento
1967
Studio by Jo Hammerborg for Fog & Mørup 1963
Studio
1963
Eiffel by Jo Hammerborg for Fog & Mørup 1963
Eiffel
1963
Jason by Jo Hammerborg for Fog & Mørup 1977
Jason
1977
Optima 2 by Hans Due for Fog & Mørup 1972
Penta by Jo Hammerborg for Fog & Mørup 1965
Penta
1965
Zone by Jo Hammerborg for Fog & Mørup 1969
Zone
1969
Fibonacci by Sophus Frandsen for Fog & Mørup 1963
Aktiv by Jo Hammerborg for Fog & Mørup 1977
Aktiv
1977
Alfa by Jo Hammerborg for Fog & Mørup 1963
Alfa
1963
Central by Jo Hammerborg for Fog & Mørup 1967
Central
1967
Corona by Jo Hammerborg for Fog & Mørup 1963
Corona
1963
Saturn by Jo Hammerborg for Fog & Mørup 1963
Saturn
1963
Sera by Jo Hammerborg for Fog & Mørup 1968
Sera
1968
Kastor by Jo Hammerborg for Fog & Mørup 1969
Kastor
1969
Tarok by Jo Hammerborg for Fog & Mørup 1977
Tarok
1977
Lakaj by Jo Hammerborg for Fog & Mørup 1977
Lakaj
1977
Silhuet 1 by Jo Hammerborg for Fog & Mørup 1977
Juno by Jo Hammerborg for Fog & Mørup 1966
Juno
1966
Plain by Jo Hammerborg for Fog & Mørup 1977
Plain
1977
Life by Jo Hammerborg for Fog & Mørup 1975
Life
1975
Hercules by Jo Hammerborg for Fog & Mørup 1977
Hydra 2 by Jo Hammerborg for Fog & Mørup 1969
Hydra 2
1969
Roulet by Jo Hammerborg for Fog & Mørup 1963
Roulet
1963
Ultra by Jo Hammerborg for Fog & Mørup 1963
Ultra
1963
Columbus by Jo Hammerborg for Fog & Mørup 1977
Optima 7 by Hans Due for Fog & Mørup 1972
Optima 4 by Hans Due for Fog & Mørup 1972
Formel 3 by Hans Due for Fog & Mørup 1974
Semi Maxi by Claus Bonderup for Fog & Mørup 1968