When Jørgen Gammelgaard visited Samoa as a UN consultant in the sixties the only light in his office was a simple strip light. To improve the light quality he turned the light strip vertical and decorated it with cut plastic lids.
This idea became the prototype for the 'Tip Top' lamp, a minimalist pendant design featuring six vertically stacked aluminium shades. The design was finalised in December 1971 and became an immediate success on its launch in 1972.
NOTE: Price is per shade, we currently have two available.
Each piece is checked and carefully restored at our Kingsland studio workshop. Our focus is preserving the character and patina of the design while ensuring it displays beautifully in a contemporary interior.
- Joints checked and reglued
- Timber cleaned and stains removed
- Veneer repairs if needed
- Surfaces polished / refinished
The items showcased in our gallery are constantly changing – not all items are on display at once.
Please enquire if there is a specific piece you would like to view and we’ll make sure it’s in the gallery.
All pieces are available for collection in person from our Ponsonby gallery. We are also happy to provide a quote for delivery throughout New Zealand.
Jorgen Gammelgaard 'Tip Top' Pendant Shade by Design Forum
Note: We showcase a curated edit from the Mr. Bigglesworthy catalogue. Please contact us to view specific items.