Ultra-rare 24K gold pendant by Bonderup and Thorup, Fog & Morup, 1968. Gold plated SEMI unused in mint condition
SEMI - 24K GOLD plated version of the award winning SEMI pendant light. Designed in 1968 as a product of the creative partnership between two architecture students, Claus Bonderup and Torsten Thorup, and originally put into production by Fog & Mørup.
Reacting against the 'cosy era' that was dominating Denmark at the time, Bonderup and Thorup wanted to create a lamp that incorporated sharp, clean lines and a geometric shape. Their design was submitted for a competition at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts School of Architecture and won first prize.
SEMI is a unique pendant lamp, based on two quarter-circles put together, back-to-back. With its its distinctive arch-shaped, enameled metal shade, lightness of form and unique, timeless design, the elegant SEMI lamp achieved great success in the 1980's and became, at that time, the best-selling Danish design, gaining worldwide recognition and iconic status.
Originally produced in two sizes - SEMI MINI (18.5" / 47 cm in diameter) and SEMI MAXI (27.6" / 70 cm in diameter) and in several different colors: matte white, matte brown, bright black, bright red and chrome-plated. At a later state different sizes were produced, both smaller than the SEMI MINI and slightly larger - to fill in the gap up to the SEMI MAXI.
The piece I have for sale here is an extremely rare GOLD plated SEMI (15" / 38 cm in diameter) - never used!
The gold shines and radiating bright and beautifully, reflecting the surroundings - truly a impressive piece!
PROVENANCE: This piece was sourced from the private collection of a long time LYFA employee! It is in MINT condition with absolutely minimal signs of storage and age.
- No. of bulbs: 1
- Bulb socket size: E27
- Max Watt: 100 W
- Gold plate
- Condition - Mint or Near Mint Condition - (10/10)
Unused condition, absolutely minimal signs of storage and age. Please see the photos!
Provenience: This piece was sourced from the private collection of former LYFA employee. Private collection, never used, only stored.
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