Aarhus, DK


Classic lamp designs in growing pains

By Lightyears
Sep 18, '15 2:25 AM EST

The Orient pendant was designed in 1963 and was one of Jo Hammerborg's many commercial successes in the 1960s and 1970s. Lightyears relaunched the Orient pendant in 2013 with the intention of passing on Hammerborg’s design legacy to future generations and it has showcased its worth in the 21st century in record time. The classic design has now been reinterpreted in close collaboration with the Hammerborgs, the heirs to Jo Hammerborg's designs, in the form of Orient Black.

The Orient pendant was initially created with five different surfaces, and Orient Black is a modern interpretation of the original black version. Orient Black is a matt black aluminium pendant which is normally available in the two original pendant sizes, Ø225 and Ø340mm and can also be commissioned in a larger Ø500mm version. The shade appears more discreet, while giving the rosewood's dark grain a more prominent role. The lamp takes on a whole new identity whilst appearing minimalist and pure.

The three pendant sizes assume the same organic shape without being completely identical. The large pendant creates new opportunities for interior decoration as it can be suspended high up, illuminate a large round table or form part of more comprehensive cluster formations. Furthermore, should you wish to combine the lamps in your interior decoration project, Orient Black also blends very beautifully with the copper design.

The transition from copper to aluminium also makes it possible to purchase this timeless design at a very attractive cost since Orient Black is priced considerably lower than the copper version. Orient Black P1 and P2 cost EUR 218 and EUR 328 excl. VAT (indicative price), respectively, and will hit the market in November 2015. Orient Black P3 will be available for sale from December at the price of EUR 548 (indicative price).