Angelo Lelii for Arredoluce Ceiling Lights '12712' in Nickel-Plated Brass


Angelo Lelii for Arredoluce, ceiling lights or wall lights, model '12712', nickel-plated brass, coated brass, acrylic, lacquered aluminum, Italy, circa 1958

This ceiling lamp, designed by Angelo Lelii for Arredoluce in Italy around 1958, is a true masterpiece of Italian lighting design. Lelii's designs were widely acclaimed and have been exhibited in museums and galleries around the world. He is considered to be an important figure in the history of Italian design and is remembered for his contributions to the field of lighting design. Arredoluce was a pioneering company in the world of Italian lighting design during the 1950s and 1960s. Founded by Angelo Lelii, Arredoluce was based in Monza and known for its skilled craftsmen who could bring the most cutting-edge lighting designs to life, of which this flush mount is a prime example. The frame is constructed in an architectural style, based on a hexagonal shape. The nickel-plated brass framework surrounds the matte acrylic diffuser, with sleek black coated rods extending from each angle of the structure. This versatile lamp can also be mounted on the wall, serving as both a functional light source and a captivating piece of artwork. The lighting object achieves an exquisite blend of subtle simplicity and ornamental elegance, making it a perfect addition to any space.

Paolo Angelo Lelii (1911-1979) was born in Ancona, Italy. After his studies at the Superior Institute of Industrial Art, Milan, he lived and worked in Monza. From 1943, Lelii started manufacturing lamps in his own house and in 1946 he advertised his well-known 'Tris' lamp in Domus magazine. It was in 1947 that he founded Arredoluce in Monza, a premier manufacturer of furniture and lighting. In the same year, he exhibited the lamp 12128 at the VII Triennale di Milano, which became known as the Triennale floor lamp. He became an influential designer in Postwar Italy, especially in the field of modern lighting design. During the 1950s, Arredoluce started to collaborate with designers such as Franco Albini, Achille Castiglioni, Gio Ponti, and Ettore Sottsass and also began to experiment with halogen light bulbs for his designs, which lead to the recognizable Arredoluce switch. Thanks to Angelo Lelii’s unique approach to design, Arredoluce quickly built a reputation for creating premium quality products based on clean, simple, and functional designs.

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Product Details

  • condition Good
  • creator Angelo Lelii (Designer) Arredoluce (Manufacturer)
  • date of manufacture circa 1958
  • dimensions Height 22 cm Width 81 cm Depth 69 cm
  • dimensions Height 8.67 in. Width 31.89 in. Depth 27.17 in.
  • material Acrylic Aluminum Brass Nickel
  • origin Italy
  • period 1950-1959
  • style Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • barcode 50114421