Angelo Lelii for Arredoluce Table Lamp in Chrome-plated Brass
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Angelo Lelii for Arredoluce, table lamp, varnished aluminum, chrome-plated brass, chrome-plated steel, Italy, 1960s
This eccentric table lamp was designed by Angelo Lelii and manufactured by Arredoluce. Very striking are the chrome-plated tubes around the black aluminum square pedestal which create an organ-like appearance. On the black base, a magnetically adjustable chrome eyeball diffuser is placed. It is one of the first lamps employing an adjustable magnetized globe which allows the user to adjust the direction of the light in a more direct or indirect position.
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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