Philips NG68 fishing rod light

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Mid century fishing rod light

Beautiful and rare glass lamp by Louis Kalff.
Completely modern 60s in Scandinavian style.
In good condition, chip on top of the violet/mauve shade.
Fully cleaned and equipped with a new electrical cable. Wooden wall piece has been sanded and treated with beeswax for a fresh look.

Producer : Philips Holland.
Design by Louis Kalff.
Model : NG68
Year : early 1960's.
Material : wood, metal, satin glass, violet/mauve colored glass.

Measurements :
Ø - 23 cm. / 9 inch.
Total height - 57 cm. / 22.4 inch.
Glass height - 25 cm. / 9.8 inch.
From wall - 29.5 cm. / 11.6 inch.

Original Philips Edison screw-fitting E26 / E27 for a 75 Watt lightbulb.
Fully cleaned with a new electrical cable 220 cm. / 86.6 inch. long with 2-pin power plug.

The Dutch architect and designer Louis Kalff (1897-1976) joined Philips in 1925.
He modernize the visual image of the company by designing advertisements and a range of electric products.
In 1946 he became Philips chief designer and head of the lighting division.
In this position he designed a large number of lighting fixtures.

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