Karlby, Bent

(1912 - 1998)

Bent Karlby was a Danish architect and designer who was active from the 1930s until around 1975. He graduated from the Technical School in Aarhus in 1932. After this, he worked for Vilhelm Lauritzen, Palle Suenson and Ernst Kühn. In 1944 he started his own studio. Among other things, he designed wallpaper and textiles, but he is best known for his lamps for Lyfa.

Bloomberry is an antiques dealer specialized in exquisite twentieth century design, founded in 2005 by Patricia Keurentjes and Leander Meerman. Our strength is that we read the past differently and do have a keen eye for yet little known masterpieces. Our company is housed in a former textile factory that spans 5.000 square meters. It is located just near Maastricht, in the south of the Netherlands, within two hours from Amsterdam, Bruxelles and Cologne. Only part of the collection is shown on the website. A visit -  by appointment only - gives you the full insight.