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BBPR 'Giulietta' Lounge Chair and Angelo Lelii 'Filosfera' Floor Lamp

$32,000per set

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Angelo Lelii for Arredoluce, 'Filosfera' floor lamp, chromium-plated metal, metal wire, painted metal, Italy, 1970s Angelo Lelii designed the 'Filosfera' floor lamp for Arredoluce in the 1970s. On a round chrome base rests a thin chrome stem. Parallel runs a metal wire upwards and together they hold the light which is adjustable in its height. The round shade shows horizontal gaps that structure the shade. Lelii once again design a striking lamp that combines function with a beautifully detailed appearance. Angelo Lelii (1915- 1979) founded the lamp company Arredoluce in 1947. Arredoluce played an important part of postwar Italian design and collaborated with important designers of that time like Ettore Sottsass, Franco Albini and Gio Ponti. Measurements of the lamp: 180.5 x 17 x 15.5 cm. Studio BBPR for Arflex, 'Giulietta' lounge chair, red fabric, lacquered metal, wood, Italy, 1958 Begiojoso, Peressutti and Rogers of the B.B.P.R. design group designed this armchair named ‘Giulietta’ in 1958. The sculpted seat contains a high back with side like wings. The wigs flow over into wide armrests, that slightly point upwards. Lifted by a slim, metal base, that is finished with wooden feet that is characteristic for the early edition of this chair. Currently upholstered in red fabric the chair is a true eye-catcher. With this model BBPR won the cover of the magazine Domus (no. 372 – November 1960). BBPR was an architectural partnership founded by Gianluigi Banfi (1910-1945), Lodovico Barbiano di Belgiojoso (1909-2004), Enrico Peressutti (1908-1976) and Ernesto Nathan Rogers (1909-1969). BBPR was thus an acronym formed from the first letters of their family names. The partnership was founded in opposition to Fascism and they wanted to develop a style that had no references to contemporary politics. During WW II, Gianluigi Banfi died in the camps of the Nazi's whereas the others were also severely defined by this era. They also strongly reacted against the International style by enriching their buildings with medieval references. 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. Please note that we advise reupholstery before use. This can be done before shipping by our experienced craftsman in our own in-house restoration atelier. With high attention for the original, they make sure every piece retains its value and is ready for the many years to come. We kindly ask you to contact our design experts for further information about the endless possibilities our restoration and upholstery atelier has to offer. Of course, a locally organized reupholstery is possible as well. Measurements of the chair: 90 x 90 x 83.5 cm (seat height 45.5 cm). VAT within the EU: When buying or delivering an item within the EU, VAT usually applies and will be added.

Details

  • Creator
    Angelo Lelii (Designer),Arredoluce (Manufacturer),Studio BBPR (Designer),Arflex (Manufacturer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 35.44 in. (90 cm)Width: 35.44 in. (90 cm)Depth: 32.88 in. (83.5 cm)Seat Height: 17.92 in. (45.5 cm)
  • Sold As
    Set of 2
  • Style
    Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1970s
  • Condition
    Refinished. Wear consistent with age and use. Every item Morentz offers is checked by our team of 30 craftsmen in our in-house workshop. Special restoration or reupholstery requests can be done. We guarantee a very highquality standard, ask our design specialists for detailed information.
  • Seller Location
    Waalwijk, NL
  • Reference Number
    Seller: 45011483, 450092471stDibs: LU933123652172

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    Ships From: Waalwijk, Netherlands
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 7 days of delivery.

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About the Manufacturer

Arredoluce

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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Located in Waalwijk, Netherlands

Established in 2006, Morentz has a team of approximately 55 restorers, upholsterers, interior advisers and art historians, making it a gallery, workshop and upholstery studio, all in one. Every day, a carefully selected array of 20th-century furniture arrives from all over the world at the firm’s warehouse, where the team thoroughly e...

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