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Arredoluce

Arredoluce (Italy)
Arredoluce (Italy)

The lighting company Arredoluce opened in 1943, at the start of a golden era of modernist Italian design, and was born of the confluence of an eager entrepreneurial business spirit and a fresh, innovative, forward-looking creative atmosphere. Angelo Lelii (1911–79), the founder of the firm, which was based in the Milanese district of Monza, was a gifted and at times brilliant designer. He had the insight to commission works from other greats of the day, including Giò Ponti, Vico Magistretti, the brothers Achille and Pier Giacomo Castiglioni and Ettore Sottsass Jr.


Lelii’s designs cover a broad aesthetic range. His most famous work, the Triennale floor lamp (circa 1952), is both elegant and practical, with three omnidirectional lighting booms attached to a central pole. His well-known ceiling light of 1954 — in which a conical canister bounces light upward off a lighting-arced enameled-aluminum sheet — is a piece of design poetry. And his 1962 Cobra table lamp has a wild, almost surreal look, featuring a sculptured rod of polished metal with a socket that, like his Eye floor lamp of the early 1960s, holds an eyeball-like directional bulb. 


Arredoluce also placed few constraints on the creativity of the designers it employed from outside the company. The Castiglioni brothers’ Turbino table lamp of 1951, for example, is a remarkably early example of minimalist design. The company both fostered the tradition-minded aspect of Giò Ponti’s sensibility and produced several of his experimental pieces in Lucite in the 1950s; and Sottsass’s UFO table lamp of 1957, sandwich of two plastic bubbled tablets on four legs, prefigures the look of his postmodern works for the Memphis Group by more than 20 years. From the stylish and utilitarian to the avant-garde, lighting by Arredoluce includes some of the most diverse, remarkable and collectible designs of the late 20th century.


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Angelo Lelii for Arredoluce Chandelier Model #12611
By Arredoluce, Angelo Lelii
Located in Hingham, MA
Ddesigned by Angelo Lelli and produced by Arredoluce Monza in 1959. Nine scrolled brass arms with brass bun shaped lamp holders with original white opaline glass chimney shades, furt...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Arredoluce

Materials

Marble, Brass

Pair of Angelo Lelii for Arredoluce Monza Floor Lamps Model #12634
By Arredoluce, Angelo Lelii
Located in Hingham, MA
Category

1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Arredoluce

Materials

Brass, Opaline Glass, Lucite, Marble

Arredoluce Chandelier
By Angelo Lelii, Arredoluce
Located in Hingham, MA
Magnificent suspension chandelier by Arredoluce Monza circa 1953. Three polished brass up-lights with perspex lenses seem like pontoons bearing aloft the frosted glass reflector. S...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Arredoluce

1950's Colorful Arredoluce Candelier
By Arredoluce
Located in Hingham, MA
Category

1950s Italian Vintage Arredoluce

Materials

Aluminum, Brass

Tri-Candle Chandelier by Angelo Lelii for Arredoluce
By Arredoluce, Angelo Lelii
Located in Hingham, MA
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1950s Italian Vintage Arredoluce

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Brass, Glass

1950's Italian Chandelier by Angelo Lelii for Arredoluce
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1950s Italian Vintage Arredoluce

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Brass, Satin, Glass

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Triennale Floor Lamp Tri-Color, Chrome and Marble by Denis Casey
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