Tip Top Pendent

Tip Top Pendent

Tip Top Pendent

Launched in 1971 by the Danish Company Design Forum, the Tip Top Pendent has been produced by Pandul since 1978 .

The Tip Top multi-shade lamps were the result of a an assignment for UNESCO in Samoa under a UN initiative where Jorgen Gammelgaard was a consultant on the design of furniture for their schools.

During their time in Samoa Gammelgaard and his wife Karin lived in

rather primitive conditions with just one light source in their hut: a neon tube standing on the floor in a corner providing lots of light but also giving off excessive glare.

Gammelgaard took the plastic lids from their UN food rations, cut and stapled them together as a row of shades on the neon tube to reduce the glare.

After returning to Denmark Jørgen Gammelgaard designed the multi-shade TipTop lamp that was later followed by the single shade versions