Belgium is not only known for its exquisite chocolates, but also for a generation of young designers who design with extraordinary ideas appealing contemporary lighting. Since 2006, initially under the name Lirio then named Lirio by Philips, the company was launched by Philips, the world leader in lighting for premium brands on the residential market. Lirio by Philips offers a collection of high quality, decorative lighting fixtures for the modern interior with reserved luxury and timeless shapes, high quality and innovative production characteristics. Anyone who is open to new ideas and sees in lighting more than just practical light, anyone who wants to bring his personality in the décor of his apartment will find a lot of suggestions for stylish design in the variety Lirio by Philips products. Lirio by Philips lamps impress with cutting edge technological development according to the eco-design guidelines that came into force in September 2009 and ensure the efficient use of energy in the European Union. Among the most popular designs of the lighting company Lirio by Philips are the pendant lamp Altena, which offers a touch of luxury due to its slightly curved shape and the elegant composition of glass, brushed aluminum and LED modules and the hemispherical pendant light Skive, which is available in two elegant versions. Whether in white with a silver interior or black with gold interior, Skive represents cool chic modern design and is large in scale, but minor in electricity consumption.