Angelo Lelli for Arredoluce 'Filosfera' Floor Lamp
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Angelo Lelii for Arredoluce, 'Filosfera' floor lamp, chromium-plated metal, metal wire, painted metal, Italy, 1970s
Angelo Lelii designed the 'Filosfera' floor lamp for Arredoluce in the 1970s. On a round chrome base is a thin chrome stem adjusted. Parallel runs a metal wire upwards and together they hold the light which is adjustable in its height. The round shade shows horizontal gaps that structure the shade. Lelii once again design a striking lamp that combines function with a beautiful detailed appearance.
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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