Wonderful Mid-Century Modern Dutch frosted glass pendant with light blue and dark blue enameled aluminum shades designed by Louis Kalff for Philips, The Netherlands, circa 1956. Louis Kalff (1897-1976) was a visionary Dutch designer known for his pioneering contributions to industrial design during the mid-20th century. With a background in electrical engineering and a keen eye for aesthetics, Kalff left an indelible mark on the world of lighting and furniture design. He worked for the iconic Dutch lighting company Philips and played a pivotal role in their design department. Kalff’s designs are characterized by their sleek, minimalist lines and innovative use of materials, exemplifying the principles of modernism. His work continues to inspire contemporary designers, making Louis Kalff a luminary figure in the history of design.