Launchpad: Young designers combine fire and fashion
by Martina Metzner | 4/18/2017
Exhibiting at the Salone Satellite has certainly boosted the one or other career. So what does the up-and-coming talent look like?
The stylish SEMI pendant soon became a design classic after its two designers Claus Bonderup and Torsten Thorup won the industrial design competition in 1967 at The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture in Copenhagen. It was already du
ring their studies that the two architect students developed the SEMI pendant, which is world known for its curved enamelled metal that forms after one fourth of a circle. The shape of the lamp and the crown silver light bulb give the light a unique sprea
d in the room. At that time each SEMI pendant was manufactured by hand by a trained metal worker. Claus Bonderup and Torsten Thorup won several design awards for their production of lighting fixtures and they designed both lamps and watches for, among oth
er, Royal Copenhagen and Georg Jensen. Already at that time the SEMI's special design interacted well with the organic furniture of Verner Panton and Eero Saarinen, which were often produced in materials such as steel, plastic and glass fibre. The SEMI pe
ndant is today a design classic, which hangs beautifully in both private homes and public spaces.
|Stand/ mounting||with pendant hanging|
shades of blue
shades of yellow