Fritz Hansen Orient Pendant Black
Orient was designed by Jo Hammerborg in 1963 and relaunched by Lightyears in 2013, in one of originally five different surfaces.
In close collaboration with the Hammerborgs, the heirs to Jo Hammerborg's designs, Lightyears is now launching a revamped version of the famous pendant, Orient Black. A matt black, aluminium pendant inspired by the original black design but with a modern twist.
The matt surface makes the timeless design appear simpler and purer.
The shade appears more discreet, while giving the rosewood's dark grain a more prominent role.
The fitting elegantly conceals the low-energy light source and ensures a glare-free, pleasant light.
Aluminum shade with matt black lacquer
- Size Description
P1: Ø225 x 245mm, E27 max 60W
P2: Ø340 x 370mm, E27 max 75W
P3: Ø500 x 540mm, E27 max 100W
Johannes (Jo) Hammerborg grew up on the outskirts of Randers in a regular middle-class family. He trained as a silversmith, participated in Denmark's resistance and struggle for freedom in 1940-45 as a saboteur, studied at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts and worked as a silversmith at Georg Jensen. In 1957, he was hired as chief designer at the lamp manufacturer Fog & Mørup, where he worked until 1980.<p>He was a pronounced idea person and entrepreneur, who throughout his entire life initiated and developed the things he was passionate about. He was a key driving force for Fog & Mørup, and it was under his leadership that the company experienced their most creative and commercially successful period. With a distinct design philosophy, great insight in elimination technique and a profound understanding of form, function and aesthetics, he created over 180 different designs of lamps, several of which have received international awards. In 1980, Fog & Mørup underwent a series of mergers, and in the late 90s ceased production of his designs.</p>