Luxury Design, Past & Present
Beautiful set of two small table or bed lamps by Louis Kalff, manufactured by Philips in the Netherlands around 1950.
These eye-catching lamps are made of high quality black lacquered metal with yellow lacquered metal hoods. Together with their unique, highly recognizable shape they will make a great addition to any modern interior.
In good original condition, with minor wear consistent with age and use, preserving a nice patina.
Louis Christian Kalff (1897-1976) Philips designer, lighting architect, advertising designer, architect, author, director. He was one of the pioneers in the field of industrial design in Holland. Kalff started as a manager at an advertising studio at Philips. The orders went beyond the mere design of advertising materials and spread themselves to stand at fairs, advertisements, packaging, covers for brochures, window and store materials and product design. Also, the Philips logo is largely designed by him. Along with Ren Smeets Kalff was the founder of the Academy for Industrial Design Eindhoven (AIVE), the current Design Academy in Eindhoven.