Bent Karlby

Bent Karlby blog postsBent Karlby (1912–98) came to lighting design late in his career, and was until fairly recently more widely known for his involvement in other fields of the decorative arts, most notably the floral-themed wallpaper designs he created for Dahls Tapetkunst, Göteborg's Tapetfabrik and others, some of which are now held in the permanent collections of major design museums including London's Victoria & Albert. Karlby is recognised as a fine art painter and his oil paintings were exhibited internationally in the 1940s. He also designed furniture and wrote a seminal book on interior design entitled Bo For To, published in 1942. His lighting designs date from the late 1950s to the early 1970s, and his portfolio includes several of Lyfa's most sought-after designs including the Påfugl and the Kvadrille.

Lyfa’s iF Product Design Awards

Lyfa’s iF Product Design Awards

modblog 28/06/2010 0
The International Forum (iF) Product Design Awards have been presented annually since 1953 to products deemed by an international committee of experts...
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Looks like Bent Karlby for Lyfa, but isn't!

Looks like Bent Karlby for Lyfa, but isn't!

modblog 17/06/2010 0
With its structure of concentric metal squares and the light effects produced by the overlapping layers, it is perhaps unsurprising that the red and w...
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The precursor to Bent Karlby's Pan series for Lyfa

The precursor to Bent Karlby's Pan series for Lyfa

modblog 22/04/2010 0
Most collectors of midcentury Danish lighting are aware of Bent Karlby's designs for Lyfa, which include several of the company's most sought-after pi...
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