THREE NEW COLOR OPTIONS
An icon of Danish design first produced in 1968, the Semi Pendant by Claus Bonderup and Torsten Thorup was one of the most sought-after lighting fixtures throughout the 1970s and ’80s. With the style of those decades once again in fashion, GUBI has expanded the Semi Collection with three new color options inspired by the distinctive interior palette of the period: Roasted Pumpkin, Fennel Seed, and Dark Cocoa.
COLORS OF NATURE INTO THE HOME
The trio of new finishes bring the colors of nature into the home – autumnal earth tones that reference the comforting flavors of the fall. Roasted Pumpkin pays homage to the burnt orange accents that characterized carpets and countertops in the ‘70s home. Soft and welcoming, with a touch of gold, it is a bold, balanced, and cozy color.
The Fennel Seed edition is a rich, rustic, smoky green – a nod to the 70s’ love of avocado and olive and a connection to leafiness of forest landscapes. The final variant, Dark Cocoa, is a striking gray-brown that emphasizes the flared silhouette of the pendant, contrasting effectively with any surrounding neutrals.
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 maximizing the spread of light.
BONDERUP & THORUP
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.