The architect and designer Louis Kalff (1897-1976) joined Philips in 1925. Kalff set out to modernize the visual image of the company straight away, by designing both advertisements and a range of electric products. In 1946 he was appointed as Philips’ chief designer and head of the lighting division. In this position he designed a large number of lighting fixtures.
This particular decorative model - ‘NB92’ as it was officially named - is hard to find, especially with an original undamaged plastic diffuser. A set of two of these lamps in different colors is virtually unique. This model, which can also be applied as a ceiling light, has only be produced in two colors: yellow and anthracite grey. Also in this sense it’s a complete set. Period 1950-1959. Good, vintage condition, wear consistent with age and use. Marked. Price for the set of two.
Literature: - Philips Production Catalogue (Eindhoven 1958), p. 57.
Set of Two Pendant Lamps by Louis Kalff for Philips, Dutch 1950’s
Good, vintage condition, wear consistent with age and use.