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Fog & Mørup 

Ansgar Fog (1880-1930) and Erik Mørup (1879-1972) started their business together in 1904 as a metalwork wholesaler. Two years later they moved to the capital Copenhagen and began to focus on lighting production and over the years taking over several electrical and lighting companies. It was only in the early 1960s that Fog & Mørup really emerged as a key force in lighting design, following the company’s appointment in 1957 of Jo Hammerborg as head of design.

Important designers and architects that worked for the company are: Claus Bonderup, Torsten Thorup, Sidse Werner, Sophus Frandsen, Jørgen Bo, E.  Balslev, Peter Avondoglio, Karen Clemmensen, Ebbe Clemmensen, Hans Due and off course Jo Hammerborg himself.

In the late 1970s Fog & Mørup merged with Lyfa, another leading Danish lighting producer. In 1980 Jo Hammerborg retired. A few years later Lyfa-Fog & Mørup was taken over by Lyskær. The name changed in Lyskaer-Lyfa.

Lyskaer-Lyfa produced lights until 1991, when it was incorporated into Horn Belysning A/S of Aalstrup, which was itself taken over in 2005 by Nordlux of Ålborgand at a large extent dismantled.

Horn Belysning A/S was founded in 1952 as a family business and first named E.S. Horn. In 1963 it changed into Horn Belysning – Horn Lighting.

Horn Belysning produced lights for IKEA and several European retail chains. They designed lamps but also imported them from China. In the 1980s Horn Belysning was the second biggest light company in Denmark.

In 2005 the name changed into Lightyears, today owned by Republic of Fritz Hansen.


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Fog & Morup Cocktail Pendant Lamp

Materials: Red and white painted metal (iron) strips (12 pieces). Metal parts. Chromed tube on top. White painted Bakelite socket. Fabric wire.

Cord Length: 60 cm / 23.62’’

Height: 37,5 cm / 14.76”

Width: ∅ 18 cm / 7.08”

Electricity: 1 bulb  E27, 1 x 60 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb can be used. Not a specific one preferred.

Period: 1970s – Mid-Century Modern.

Designer: Henning Rehhof (born 1939).

Manufacturer: Fog & Mørup, Denmark.

Other versions: The cocktail lamp was made to build it yourself. The metal parts are alle painted red and white and can be placed wherever you want. Long strips outside or inside, red on the outside; white on the outside. All easy changeable in a few minutes. The lamp was sold in a small box and had to be assembled by the buyer.

Henning Rehhof 

Henning Rehhof is an artist and designer, originated from the 1950s cabinet maker scene from Denmark. Rehhof is best known for his unique turned, wooden bowls. In 1971 he created this lamp, first in wood with some pine strips for a Christmas present. Sometime later the Cocktail lamp was born.

Cocktail Pendant Light - Fog & Morup Catalogue 1971

Cocktail - Fog & Morup Box 1971

Many thanks to Marjan from Vintage Drachten for the beautiful pictures and the enthusiasm.