Angelo Lelii for Arredoluce Floor Lamp with Leaves in Hammered Brass
Angelo Lelii for Arredoluce, floor lamp, marble, brass, aluminum, Italy, circa 1951.
This rare floor lamp by Angelo Lelii presents an organic composition consisting of three leaves in hammered brass that open towards the ceiling and surround the conical shaped light shade in a graceful manner. Each leaf has its own stem, all stems are coming together in the middle and diverge at the end, reminiscent of the roots of a plant. The base is made of marble containing a subtle red tone and functions as a counterweight providing stability. The flower-like traits accentuate the truly refined construction made possible by Angelo Lelii’s great eye for detail and high-level of craftsmanship this floor lamp is exemplary for.
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.
Please note that this item is in good, used condition.
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