Louis Kalff Senior Table Lamp By Phillips Circa 1960sOtto's Antiques
Louis Kalff Senior Table Lamp By Phillips Circa 1960s
Product code #OA2397
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- Aluminum shade
- Steel base and stem
- On/Off button switch on the base
- Original grey/blue paint
- Designed by Louis Kalff
- Produced by Phillips
- Belgian ~ 1960s
- 51cm tall x 40cm wide
Louis Christiaan Kalff
Louis Christiaan Kalff is a Dutch graphic artist and designer from the 20th Century. He is one of the pioneers of the industrial design.
Kalff is the designer of the iconic and timeless Z table lamp manufactured by Philips in 1955. He is responsible for the success of the range of lights of the famous appliances company.
Kalff was born in 1897 in Holland. He studied at the Technic University of Delf where he developed his skills and acknowledgment in desig, sculpture, architecture and ceramic. In 1924, he joined the advertising department of the famous appliances brand names Philips. His work was really impressive: he quickly had more and more responsabiliies. He is the designer of the brand logo! Five years after he joined the company, he founded the Philips lights, then he became the artistic director of the brand. Alongside this, he designed posters, book covers for several companies. He was also responsaible for the lights departmet of the World Exhibition of Barcelona, Paris and Antwerp.
Fully rewired with modern electrical components, the original paint shows some age marks and scuffs in places as well as some light warping of the shade.
As with all of our products this product is an original piece and has lived a life before it arrived at Otto's HQ. It has been sympathetically restored by the Otto's team to ensure it has a life for many more years to come. All of our products will show signs of patina and cosmetic wear, this we believe is what gives our products their unique charm. If you have any further questions regarding the condition of this product or any others please don't hesitate to contact us and we'll be happy to answer any questions you may have.