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Other examples of this table lamp, with single or double lamp shade.

Senior Desk Lamp

Senior Desk Lamp

Senior Desk Lamp

“Jo Hammerborg” Italian Desk or Table Lamp “Senior”

In perfect condition.

Materials: Thick chromed metal, double acrylic lampshade.

Height: 40 cm – 15.74”

Width: 30 cm – 11.81”

Electricity: 2 bulbs E27 – 2 x 40 watt – 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb can be used, preferably small white/opaque round bulbs.

Period: 1960s – Mid-Century Modern.

Designer: Jo Hammerborg.

Manufacturer: To be appraised.

Other versions: Also made with a single shade in white and black, probably also made in several other colours. This lamp is always for sale as a Fog & Morup lamp designed by Jo Hammerborg, but it is not.

The original has a glass (double) shade and is made in green or lilac and white and is 45 cm high and 33 cm wide. Just a little bit bigger than this one. (example of this beauty below)

The original Senior desk lamp appears for the first time in the Fog & Morup catalogue in 1966.

This lamp is a nice copy or interpretation in a high quality, most likely made in Italy around the same time, because it has an old VLM-switch (made before 1968), VLM is a famous Italian switch company and produces – until this day – the beautiful switches designed by Achille Castiglioni. More info about these switches on Vintageinfo: Achille Castiglioni VLM switches.

VLM switch of this light

Fog & Morup original


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Jo Hammerborg

Johannes (Jo) Hammerborg was born on 4 February 1920 in Denmark.
In 1957 he became head of design at Fog & Mørup. Hammerborg was a prolific designer, personally creating some 100 lamps for Fog & Mørup and also collaborated with other designers in adapting their designs. Jo retired in 1980, only a short time before both his own death and the demise of the company.

Links (external links open in a new window)

More info on the website of Jo Hammerborg

The story of Fog & Mørup, Danish modern lighting’s superstar

Fog & Morup lights on Vintageinfo