Artists Angelo Lelii

Angelo Lelii

ANGELO LELII

In 1943, Angelo Lelii began designing lamps in his basement. Three years later, an advertisement for Lelii’s TRIS lamp appeared in the design publication "Quaderni di Domus," marking the public launch of Lelii and his company Arredoluce. In his creations Lelii sought to go beyond conventional lighting design, creating what he described as illuminated apparatuses. Soon thereafter, Arredoluce participated in the Triennale design expo in Monza, where Lelii unveiled his now famous floor lamp with three moving arms, appropriately called “Triennale.” Lelii’s passion for research and technical innovation, coupled with a near manic attention to detail, ensured the quality of every Arredoluce creation and earned Lelii his reputation as a pioneer of Italian design. His exacting nature, for example, required that the copper employed by Arredoluce come from pure large ingots and that every welded joint be strong and invisible. Lelii drew his inspiration from sundry sources and was known as an eager collaborator. The Cobra lamp, another one of Arredoluce’s celebrated models, was first drawn on a paper napkin over dinner, and the company’s innovative floor switch was the brainchild of a factory operator. During his career, Lelii worked with such luminaries as Gio Ponti, Achile e Pier Giacomo Castiglioni, Mario Tedeschi, Ettore Sottsass and Nando Vigo. In his quest to expand Arredoluce, Lelii traveled to the United States, establishing a partnership with Prescotlight, which distributed Lelii’s creations abroad. It was during this trip to the United States that Lelii, the perpetual innovator, garnered yet another distinction, being one of the first in Italy to possess a halogen lamp.

From the collection :

  • Pair of Table Lamps $ 2,200

    Angelo Lelii
    Code : N-9843

    Pair of Table Lamps

    Angelo Lelii
    Code : N-9843

    $2,200

  • Chandelier $ 12,800

    Angelo Lelii
    Code : N-8580

    Chandelier

    Angelo Lelii
    Code : N-8580

    $12,800

  • Floor Lamp $ 8,500

    Angelo Lelii
    Code : N-8197

    Floor Lamp

    Angelo Lelii
    Code : N-8197

    $8,500

  • Two Ceiling Lights $ 18,500ea.

    Angelo Lelii
    Code : N-8139

    Two Ceiling Lights

    Angelo Lelii
    Code : N-8139

    $18,500ea.

  • Table Lamp $ 1,800

    Angelo Lelii
    Code : N-7885

    Table Lamp

    Angelo Lelii
    Code : N-7885

    $1,800