Angelo Lelii Arredoluce adjustable floor lamp Italy 1951






Angelo Lelii

Italy, 1911 – 1989
Designer, director

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Rare floor lamp designed by Angelo Lelii and manufactured by Arredoluce. Tubular brass structure bent into a stable and very elegant sculptural base. This consists of a circular ring where the stem is attached to. On the bottom the stem is divided in to and reminds of a toe of a bird. On the movable stem there’s a leather handle to move the lamp around. In the middle sits a brass ball and at the end there’s the connection point to adjust the shade. Stunning adjustable floor lamp with one of the most ingenious mechanisms ever seen. By turning the weight, the centre part comes loose and the lamp can be adjusted. The shade is made of a conical shaped base with perforations and a half bended round top shade also with perforations that has a brass cap. The lamp is in original condition, besides the shades, these are professionally refinished in their original off-white colour. Stamped with ‘Made in Italy Arredoluce Monza’ on the brass back of the weight.


Literature; Arredoluce Catalogo Ragionato, page 136


Born as Paolo Angelo Lelii in Ancona, Angelo Lelii moved with his family to Milan, where he studied at ISIA (Superior Institute of Industrial Art) at the University of Decorative Arts in Monza, outside Milan. It was in Monza also where as early as 1939 he started working out of a small basement workshop, producing lamps and chandelier designs with clean lines, strong attention to detail, and utilizing the newest technologies. After having his work interrupted by the War, in 1946 three of his designs were featured in Domus Magazine.


Arredoluce was founded in 1947, in Monza, by Angelo Lelli. Over the following decades, the company’s collaborators included renowned designers such as Giò Ponti, Ettore Sottsass, Pier Giacomo, and Achille Castiglioni. 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).


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.


This lamp is checked in our own atelier, cleaned and is also suitable for use in the USA. For US usage we could change the plug, or you can get a converter if needed for a floor or table lamp with transformer in it.

Designer: Angelo Lelii
Type: Floor lamp
Manufacturer: Arredoluce
Year: 1951
Country: Italy
Materials: Brass, aluminium, leather
Condition: Good, shade refinished
Height: 163 cm
Width: 110 cm
Depth: 35 cm
Item nr: F24JA21

Holland / Belgium: € Free
Europe: € 150 - 450
Outside Europe: € 500 - 750

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