The Gubi 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.
Material: Enamelled metal
30 30 cm Diameter x 15 cm High
47 47 cm Diameter x 24 cm High
60 60 cm Diameter x 28 cm High
Delivery Time: Normally 4 weeks
Bulbs: 30 cm - 1 x max. 40W E14 / 47 cm - 1 x max. 60W E27 / 60 cm - 1 x max. 60W E27
Torsten Thorup (born 1944) and Claus Bonderup (born 1943) are both graduates 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 in Copenhagen. The two architects teamed up professionally and worked together for the majority of their careers. Together they have 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. Their works are characterised by their honest and classic simplicity, where attention has been paid to the design's details and quality, which can be proved in the Semi Pendant from 1968.