ARREDOLUCE

1950-c.1960

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Status, price and estimation of ARREDOLUCE

Estimated cost of a light fitting: 800 – 45,000 €

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The creation of Arredoluce by Angelo Lelii

Angelo Lelii (1915-1979), born Paolo Angelo Lelii in Ancona, moved with his family to Milan, where he worked and married Rosa Bianca Bussetti, born in Monza. The couple moved to Monza after the wedding, and although the biographical information available is scarce, we know that he started making lamps in his house in Monza in 1943 and that in 1946 he announced his Tris lamp to Domus magazine.

In 1947, in Monza Arredoluce, he founded one of the first furniture and lighting manufacturers. In the same year, at the VIII Triennale in Milan, he exhibited lamp 12128, which became the floor lamp of the Triennale. He then became an influential designer in post-war Italy, particularly in the field of modern lighting. During the 1950s, Arredoluce began to collaborate with designers such as Franco Albini, Achille Castiglioni, Gio Ponti, Ettore Sottsass, and to experiment with halogen bulbs for his creations. From this experimentation, Lelii increases the use of transformers for his designs and creates the famous Arredoluce switch.

A unique and complex style

Angelo Lelii‘s lamps and lighting objects are distinguished by their extremely simple design, which aims at minimal complexity, and by their high sensitivity without frills. Thanks to Angelo Lelii’s unique approach to design, Arredoluce has quickly built a reputation for creating top quality products based on clean, simple and functional designs.

Angelo Lelii’s best known models are the Triennial floor lamp model 12128 (1947) and the Cobra table lamp (1964), which has become famous for its unique shape and the low voltage used which integrates the transformer in its base.

His other iconic lights include the Tris lamp (1946), the Eye lamp (1950), the Stella ceiling lamp (1950) and the President table lamp (1970).

Over the years, the company has had to face market reconfigurations and undergo generational changes which, combined with new economic scenarios, led to its closure in the 1990s. Moreover, the name of this glorious company and its rightful place in the history of Italian industry and design is undeniably continues today.

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