Jo Hammerborg 1920 – 1982

Jo Hammerborg joined Fog & Morup as head of design in 1957 and retired in 1980, only a short time before both his own death and the demise of the company. The Hammerborg era was F&M’s most successful period – both creatively and commercially – as Hammerborg’s distinctively understated modernist designs and the unremittingly high standards of quality he imposed at the company won international acclaim and generated huge markets both at home and abroad. The sleek Hammerborg style spawned copies and lookalikes by the dozen, but none were able to attain the perfection in proportion or the unparalleled quality that are the hallmarks of a Hammerborg creation.

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