Angelo Lelii for Arredoluce Wall Light with Murano Glass Beads
Angelo Lelii for Arredoluce, wall light, glass, lacquered steel, Murano glass produced by Venini, Italy, circa 1966
This highly sought-after lamp is designed by Angelo Lelii for Italian lighting manufacturer Arredoluce. While the fixture convinces with its clear and sheer appearance, the front is surprisingly ornamental adorned with Murano beads produced by the esteemed Italian glass company Venini. Each bead embodies a distinctive pattern within a unique geometric shape - square, rectangle, circle - arranged in an asymmetrical order on the mirrored surface. Therefore, an aesthetic composition is created which is also the defining element of this piece. Due to the artistic use of material and texture combinations, this wall light has a strong decorative character and hits the border between piece of art and furniture design.
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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