Louis Kalff - Philips - Table lamp - Model Bijou

Louis Kalff - Philips - Table lamp - Model Bijou
Netherlands - 1950-1959 - Material

Louis Kalff for Philips Holland - Bijou model

Thanks to its design this lamp is often denominated as the Tripod or UFO lamp. The shade is made of aluminium and matte dark green paint. The inside of the lampshade has a light colour to increase the reflection of the light. This modernist lamp was designed by Louis Kalff (1897–1976) and was manufactured by Philips Holland under the official model name of Bijou.

Besides being a designer, Louis Kalff was also successful as an architect. The design of this lamp appears to have been the inspiration for the shape of the Philips exposition centre 'Evoluon'. The architectonic masterpiece by Louis Kalff that was realised in Eindhoven in 1966.

Louis Kalff has designed many iconic lamps for Philips. He was also the designer of the world-renowned Philips logo.

Designer: Louis Kalff
Model: Bijou
Producer: Philips
Country: the Netherlands
Period: 1950s/60s
Style: Mid Century, Modern
Measurements: H 33 cm, Ø 30 cm
Colour: matte dark green

Lot details
Table lamp
Designer/ Artist
Louis Kalff
Manufacturer/ Brand
Model/ Name
Model Bijou
Estimated Period
Country of Origin
Excellent condition - barely used with minimal signs of aging & wear
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