President • Jo Hammerborg
- Table lamps
Jo Hammerborg (1920-1982) 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.
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. Recognized as one of the most iconic Scandinavian Mid-Century table lamp models from Fog & Mørup, the "President" Table Lamp represents the brand's commitment to outstanding design and quality.
Jo Hammerborg (1920-1982)
Fog & Mørup