Fog & Mørup Trombone Table Lamp
Materials: Square & flat metal base. 4 rubber caps. 2 chrome rods & parts. Adjustable tubular aluminium lampshade perforated with elongated slots on top and below. Some metal parts. Bakelite E27 socket.
Height: 56,5 cm / 22.24”
Lampshade: ∅ 10 x 25 cm / 3.93 x 9.84”
Base: 18 x 18 cm / 7.08 x 7.08”
Electricity: 1 bulb E27, 1 x 75 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb with an E27 screw base can be used.
Period: 1960s, 1970s – Mid-Century Modern.
Designer: Jo Hammerborg (1920-1982).
Manufacturer: Fog & Mørup A/S, Denmark.
Other versions: The Fog & Mørup Trombone table lamp exists also in copper and brass coloured aluminium. It is named Trombone I. The floor lamp is named Trombone II. The pendant lamp is named Cylinder, you can find it over here.
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 of 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 to Lyskaer-Lyfa.
Lyskaer-Lyfa produced lights until 1991, when it was incorporated into Horn Belysning A/S from Aalstrup, also in Denmark, which was itself taken over in 2005 by Nordlux from Ålborg and at a large extent dismantled.
The Horn Belysning A/S company was founded in 1952 as a family business and was first named E.S. Horn. In 1963 it changed into Horn Belysning – Horn Lighting.
The company produced lights for IKEA and several other European retail chains. They designed lights but also imported lights from China. In the 1980s Horn was the second biggest light company in Denmark.
In 2005 the name changed into Lightyears, today owned by Republic of Fritz Hansen.
Fog & Mørup Trombone Table Lamp – 1960s Catalogue Picture
Here together with the Lento desk lamp.