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Semi pendant lamp

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  • Description

    The Semi lamp was designed in 1968 as a product of the creative partnership between two architecture students, Claus Bonderup and Torsten Thorup. Reacting against the 'cosy era' that was dominating Denmark at the time, Bonderup and Thorup wanted to create a lamp that incorporated sharp, clean lines and a geometric shape. Their design was submitted for a competition at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts School of Architecture and won first prize.

    Semi is a unique pendant lamp, based on two quarter-circles put together, back-to-back. With its its distinctive arch-shaped, enamelled metal shade, lightness of form and unique, timeless design, the elegant Semi lamp achieved great success in the 1980's and became, at that time, the best-selling Danish design, gaining worldwide recognition and iconic status.

  • Technical Info

    Semi 1: Ø 30 x H:15cm
    Semi 2: Ø 47 x H:24cm
    Semi 3: Ø 60 x H:28cm

    Cord length: approx. 220cm
    Light source:
    Semi 1: Halfmirror light bulb, max 40W, E14 base (light source not included)
    Semi 2 & 3: Halfmirror light bulb, max 60W, E27 base (light source not included)

    The arc of the lamp is enamelled metal with a shape based on two quarters of a circle.

  • Designer
    Bonderup & Thorup

    Torsten Thorup (born 1944) and Claus Bonderup (born 1943) both graduated from The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts' School of Architecture in 1969 and subsequently went to work together at Danish architect, Henning Larsen's studio. The two architects teamed up professionally and worked together for the majority of their careers. Together they've designed watches and in-store displays for Georg Jensen, the Arktikum museum in Finland and the harbour area in Elsinore, where they designed everything, from urban planning to the ticket offices.

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    • Anthracite grey, glossy
    • Black, semi matt
    • Chrome
    • Copper
    • Dusty blue, glossy
    • Polished brass
    • White, semi matt

  • Delivery

    3-4 weeks
    Made to order item

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