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200 Lexington Ave New York City, NY 10016 , United States Call Seller 646.293.6633


Angelo Lelii Arredoluce Monza 1955 Italian Flush Ceiling Lamp

$ 6,500
  • Description
    A rare 1955 flush 3 headed ceiling lamp in white enamel, satin and aged brass by Angelo Lelii for Arredoluce . The lamp heads can pivot to the desired light direction. A beautiful and rare 1950s Italian design . Great condition with the enamel and brass with a couple tarnish spots to the brass rings. Original Label.

    Biography: Born Paolo Angelo Lelii in Ancona, Angelo Lelii moved with his family to Milan, where he worked and married Monza-born Rosa Bianca Bussetti. The couple moved to Monza after marriage, and although the biographical information available is scarce, we know that he began manufacturing lamps in his Monza house in 1943 and that in 1946 he advertised his Tris lamp at the Domus magazine.

    It was in 1947 that he founded Arredoluce, a premier manufacturer of furniture and lighting, in Monza. During the same year, at the VIII Triennale di Milano, he exhibited the lamp 12128, 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 such designers as Franco Albini, Achille Castiglioni, Gio Ponti, Ettore Sottsass, and Nanda Vigo and also began to experiment with halogen light bulbs for its designs. Out of this experimentation, Lelii increased the use of transformers for his designs and created the recognizable floor switch used in most of Arredoluce’s floor lamps.

    Angelo Lelii’s lamps and lighting objects stand out for their extremely simple designs that strive for minimal complexity and for their strong sense of unadorned sensitivity. Thanks to Angelo Lelii’s unique approach to lighting design, Arredoluce quickly built a reputation for creating premium quality lights based on clean, simple, and functional designs.

    The most well-known designs of Angelo Lelii are the Triennale floor lamp model 12128 (1947) and the Cobra table lamp (1964), which became famous for its unique shape and for the low voltage used by incorporating the transformer in its base. His other iconic lights are the Tris lamp (1946), the Eye floor light (1950), the Stella ceiling light (1950), and the President table lamp (1970).
  • More Information
    Documentation: Makers Label/Invoice
    Origin: Italy
    Period: 1950-1979
    Materials: Brass.enamel
    Condition: Good. Good
    Creation Date: 1955
    Styles / Movements: Modern, Collectible Design, Mid Century
    200 Lex Booth #: 42
    Incollect Reference #: 707395
  • Dimensions
    W. 17.25 in; H. 6.25 in; Diam. 17.25 in;
    W. 43.82 cm; H. 15.88 cm; Diam. 43.82 cm;
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