Table lamp, Louis Kalff
Rare table lamp, designed in the 1950's by Louis Kalff. Stunning modernist design with double-cone-shade. Foot and shade are painted with off-white texture paint.
Louis Kalff was a pioneering industrial designer in the Netherlands during the first half of the 20th century. With a solid background including studies in furniture design, sculpture, ceramics and architecture, he began his employment in 1924 at Philips (the consumer electronics company) marketing department, at which he later assumed responsibility. In 1929 he started a department for design of lighting products, and was later appointed responsible for the lighting sections of the World Exhibitions in Barcelona, Antwerp and Paris.