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Pair Of Green Mid Century Louis Kalff For Philips Table Lamps Model: Timor The Netherlands, 1950's

Pair Of Green Mid Century Louis Kalff For Philips Table Lamps Model: Timor The Netherlands, 1950's

Pair Of Green Mid Century Louis Kalff For Philips Table Lamps Model: Timor The Netherlands, 1950's

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Pair of green Mid-Century Louis Kalff Table Lamps.

Manufactured by the Dutch company Philips.

The Netherlands, 1950's.

Good overall condition, exceptional condition of the brass.

These examples more uncommon due to the conical shaped brass bar instead of a straight bar. This adds a lovely touch to the design.

Tested and ready for use.

H: 54 cm/ 21"
Diameter: 41 cm/ 16"


About Kalff...
Dutch designer, art director, and architect Louis C. Kalff was born in Amsterdam in 1897. In 1916, he began architecture studies at the Technical University of Delft. As a student, he designed posters, banners, and costumes for school-related activities. In 1923, he interned for the architect D.F. Slothouwer. In December 1924, Kalff applied via letter to Anton Philips, president of Eindhoven-based light bulb and radio tube manufacturer Philips, asserting that the company’s advertising was not modern enough. On January 5, 1925, the 27-year-old Kalff joined Philips and was charged with the task of modernizing the company’s artistic and commercial advertising. In 1929, the Lighting Advisory Office (LIBU) was established under Kalff’s leadership to advise companies and architects in the field of lighting. In 1946, he was appointed Philips’ art director.

While at Philips, Kalff helped define the overall color, material, and form choices for a variety of projects. He also designed advertisements, branding, exhibitions, lighting, and various other products.

In 1958, Kalff initiated the Philips Pavilion at the Brussels World’s Fair. To demonstrate the company’s cutting-edge technology, he conceived a multimedia exhibition that featured an electronic poem (Le Poème Électronique) by Swiss architect Le Corbusier and music by French-American composer Edgard Varèse accompanied by a range of video and audio effects. Kalff retired in 1960, but remained active as a consultant and architect for Philips.

Additional dimensions information:

Diameter: 41 cm


W41.0 x H54.0 x D41.0 cm



Wear condition



Louis Kalff



Date of manufacture


Place of origin



enamel, brass, metal


Mid 20th Century


Mid Century Modern


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