Johannes Hammerborg was born in 1920 in Denmark. He is a great Danish designer. He is best known for the lamps he designed and his work with Fog & Morup.
After a first internship as a goldsmith in the early 1940s, he entered the very famous Royal Danish Academy of Applied Arts.
He was a man of ideas and an entrepreneur who, throughout his life, initiated and developed the things he was passionate about. He was one of Fog & Mørup's main drivers, and it was under his leadership that the company experienced its most creative and commercially successful period. With a distinct design philosophy, great insight in elimination technique and a deep understanding of form, function and aesthetics, he has created more than 180 different lamp models, many of which have received international awards. In 1980, Fog & Mørup was the subject of a series of mergers, and at the end of the 1990s, they stopped producing its creations.
A prolific designer, he has designed about a hundred lamps during his lifetime. The Nova, Classic, Tunika, Saturn and Diskos models designed in the 1960s are Johannes Hammerborg's best-known creations.
And now, decades later, when his coveted lamps are in high demand, it is once again possible to buy a newly manufactured Jo Hammerborg lamp. Lightyears, in collaboration with the Hammerborg family, has decided to relaunch the Orient luminaires.