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Angelo Lelii for Arredoluce Original Rare Triennale Floor Lamp Model 12128

$24,000

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Designed by Angelo Lelii for Arredoluce iconic and original rare first edition Triennale model 2128 three-arm adjustable counter-balance floor lamp, Italy, circa 1951. Each original off-white painted shade is attached to pivoting arm which articulates up and down with brass key on brass stem ending in signature tripod base with original foot switch. Impressed with manufacturer's stamp on inside of each shade. In very good original condition and newly rewired to U.S. standards. The present model was exhibited at the IX Triennale, Milan, 1951. Literature: Arredoluce Catalogue Raisonné: 1943-1987, Pansera, Padoan and Palmaghini, pp. 114, 277, no. 7 "Good Design Exhibition", arts & architecture, April 1951, p. 21 "Living Up-To-Date", arts & architecture, December 1951, p. 20 "Terzo numero dedicato alla XI Triennale", Domus, no. 261, September 1951, p. 31, fig. 6 "La Triennale al suo quartiere sperimentale Q.T.8", Domus, no. 263, November 1951, p. 7 Franco Grigioni, Arredamento, Milan, 1956, fig. 60 Charlotte and Peter Fiell, eds., 1000 Lights, Vol. 1: 1879 to 1959, Cologne, 2005, p. 473 Clémence Krzentowski and Didier Krzentowski, eds., The Complete Designers' Lights (1950-1990) 30 Years of Collecting, Paris, 2012, p. 62.

Details

  • Creator
    Angelo Lelii (Designer),Arredoluce (Manufacturer)
  • Design
  • Dimensions
    Height: 86 in. (218.44 cm)Width: 38 in. (96.52 cm)Depth: 20 in. (50.8 cm)
  • Style
    Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1951
  • Condition
    Rewired: Newly rewired to U.S. standards. Wear consistent with age and use. In very good original condition with some loss to finish on brass with original off-white paint on shades.
  • Seller Location
    New York, NY
  • Reference Number
    Seller: ARR4081stDibs: LU2917321417282

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About Arredoluce (Manufacturer)

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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