SEMI PENDANT COLLECTION
BY BONDERUP & THORUP
With its lightness of form, unique timeless design and range of colours and sizes, the Semi Pendant is extremely versatile and well suited to both private and public spaces.
The Semi Pendant was designed in 1968 as a product of the creative partnership between Claus Bonderup and Torsten Thorup.
CLEAN LINES AND A GEOMETRIC SHAPE
Reacting against the soft organic forms, the so-called 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.
The striking curves of the shade expand effortlessly from the vertical line of the wire to the suggested infinite horizon of the shade.
The wide flare of the Semi Pendant ensures light is cast broadly across a space, enabling it to act as a primary light source - and its simple yet spectacular form makes it the perfect focal point in any room.
SPICING IT UP
GUBI has expanded the Semi Collection with three new color options inspired by the distinctive interior palette of the seventies: Roasted Pumpkin, Fennel Seed, and Dark Cocoa.
The new editions all feature high-gloss finishes on the outer shade, referencing a taste for gleaming, reflective surfaces that emerged in the later years of the ’70s and persisted into the following decade. The inside of the shade is finished with an off-white matt, creating contrast and maximising the spread of light.
COLOURS OF NATURE
The trio of new finishes bring the colors of nature into the home – autumnal earth tones that reference the comforting flavors of the fall.
DYNAMIC, CREATIVE PARTNERSHIP
The Semi Pendant was designed in 1968 and came out of the dynamic creative partnership between Claus Bonderup and Torsten Thorup. Reacting against the soft organic forms that dominated the so-called ‘cozy era’ in Denmark at the time, Bonderup and Thorup wanted to create a lamp that incorporated sharp, clean lines and a geometric shape.
They submitted the Semi Pendant for a competition at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture and won first prize. In the 1980s, the pendant became Denmark’s best-selling design and gained worldwide recognition.