Johannes Hammerborg

Johannes Hammerborg

Johannes Hammerborg is a great Danish designer. He is renowned for the lamps he designed and for his work into the Fog & Morup company.

As a prolific designer, he created about 100 lamps during his entire life. The Nova, Classic, Tunika, Saturn and Diskos models designed during the 1960s are the most famous creations of Johannes Hammerborg.


Biographie

Johannes Hammerborg was born in 1920 in Denmark. After a first internship as a Silverman during the 1940s, he went to the famous Royal Academy of Applied Arts in Denmark. In 1957, he became the artistic director of Fog & Morup. His talent has contributed greatly at the success of the company. He offered an artistic eye through all the steps : showroom, advertising, packaging, design… He met several designers as Holmegaard or Jacob E. Bang and collaborated on different lamps projects. He received many awards such as the CIci first price in 1965 and four IF Product Design Awards in 1969. After he left the company in 1980, Fog & Morup encountered difficulties and had to close the production.

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