The stylish Semi 60 pendant soon became a design clas- sic after its two designers Claus Bonderup and Torsten Thorup won the industrial design competition in 1967 at The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture in Copenhagen.
It was already during their studies that the two architect students developed the Semi pendant, which is world known for its curved enamelled metal that forms after one fourth of a circle. The shape of the lamp and the crown silver light bulb give the light a unique spread in the room. At that time each Semi pendant was manufac- tured by hand by a trained metal worker.
Claus Bonderup and Torsten Thorup won several design awards for their production of lighting fixtures and they designed both lamps and watches for, among other, Royal Copenhagen and Georg Jensen. Already at that time the Semi’s special design interacted well with the organic furniture of Verner Panton and Eero Saarinen, which were often produced in materials such as steel, plastic and glass fibre.