Angelo Lelii for Arredoluce 'Filo Sfera' Floor Lamp in Chromium-Plated Metal
Angelo Lelii for Arredoluce, 'Filo Sfera' floor lamp model 14069, chromium-plated metal, metal wire, lacquered metal, Italy, circa. 1969
The Filo Sfera Floor lamp embodies a splendid construction that epitomizes a well-proportioned, simplistic, and timeless aesthetics. The design bears witness to the great craftsmanship of Angelo Lelii by means of the inventive mechanism this item holds. Lelii’s characteristic eye-shaped spherical diffuser is adjustable in height, which is established by a sliding system based on a thin wire for positioning without the need for fasteners. Running parallel to this is an elongated cylindrical stem that curves at the end, resulting in a sharp angle. The solid circular-shaped base serves as a weight holding the corpus in balance. Lelii once again designed a striking lamp that combined functionality with a beautifully 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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