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Vintage White Tripod Lamps by Louis Kalff in Brass and Metal 1950s

4,500.00
Vintage White Tripod Lamps by Louis Kalff in Brass and Metal 1950s on PHILOLUX and 1stdibs
Vintage White Tripod Lamps by Louis Kalff in Brass and Metal 1950s on PHILOLUX and 1stdibs
Vintage White Tripod Lamps by Louis Kalff in Brass and Metal 1950s on PHILOLUX and 1stdibs

Vintage White Tripod Lamps by Louis Kalff in Brass and Metal 1950s

4,500.00

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Pair of large, white tripod lamps by Louis Kalff. Long attributed to Stilnovo, and today attributed to Louis Kalff for Philips. Very likely produced by Cosack-Leuchten, the oldest German lighting manufacturer, founded in 1848.

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Louis Kalff (born in Netherland,1897-1976) joined the advertising department of the Philips company in 1924 and shortly became its art director. For the 1958 World's Fair, Louis Kalff is asked by Philips to build a pavilion that would be the synthesis of light, space, color and sound, such as never had been seen before. Louis Kalff hired le Corbusier to conceive the building called “Poème électronique”, it was one of the first immersive multimedia installations mixing spatial - ized sound, color light effects, projected films and electronics integrated into the architecture. Le Corbusier chose the iconoclast experimental French modern music composer Edgard Varese and Louis Kalff always supported this choice, against the opinion of Philips' direction. Le Corbusier was then assisted by the young Iannis Xenakis who built one of the first buildings with algorithms for this new kind experience. Over one and a half million visitors have experienced the "Poème électronique" during the 6 months span of the World's Fair.

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Sold individually.

Pair of large, white tripod lamps by Louis Kalff. Long attributed to Stilnovo, and today attributed to Louis Kalff for Philips. Very likely produced by Cosack-Leuchten, the oldest German lighting manufacturer, founded in 1848.

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Louis Kalff (born in Netherland,1897-1976) joined the advertising department of the Philips company in 1924 and shortly became its art director. For the 1958 World's Fair, Louis Kalff is asked by Philips to build a pavilion that would be the synthesis of light, space, color and sound, such as never had been seen before. Louis Kalff hired le Corbusier to conceive the building called “Poème électronique”, it was one of the first immersive multimedia installations mixing spatial - ized sound, color light effects, projected films and electronics integrated into the architecture. Le Corbusier chose the iconoclast experimental French modern music composer Edgard Varese and Louis Kalff always supported this choice, against the opinion of Philips' direction. Le Corbusier was then assisted by the young Iannis Xenakis who built one of the first buildings with algorithms for this new kind experience. Over one and a half million visitors have experienced the "Poème électronique" during the 6 months span of the World's Fair.