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Calla Table Lamp


Condition: In good condition.

Materials: Aluminum, brass, white Bakelite socket.

Height: 28 cm – 11.02”

Width: 10 cm – 3.93”

Electricity: 1 bulb E14 – 1 x 60 watt max – 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb can be used, but the smaller the better.

Period: 1950s – Mid-Century Modern.

Designer: Angelo Lelii aka Angelo Lelli (1911 – 1979).

Manufacturer: To be appraised; the original is made by Arredoluce, Italy.

Calla is named after the Calla-flower (Zantedeschia).

This lamp is a nice copy or a smaller version of the Calla table lamp designed by Angelo Lelii. Producer unknown, but it is also an Italian light, maybe also made by Arredoluce. The plug and the switch are both from Italy and made by the VLM company, more info here on Vintageinfo. The VLM company is from Buccinasco, some 10 km (6.2 miles) of Milan.

Angelo Lelii is the founder of Arredoluce; Italy’s most innovative lighting firm of the 1950s and ’60s. He stands out with his innovative research into form, matter and colour.

Angelo Lelii was born in 1911 in Monza, near Milan in Italy. He was responsible for the design and manufacture of hundreds of beautiful lamps. In 1943 he created his first lamp in his basement at home. In 1946 he had a complete page in the famous Domus-magazine and in 1947 he started his company Arredoluce in his home town. The company ended business after his dead in 1979.

You can find an Italian lamp company on the internet with the same name, but they just use the name, they got nothing to do with the original.

Links (external links open in a new window)

Calla lights on Vintageinfo

Arredoluce lights on Vintageinfo

Angelo Lelii

Angelo Lelii

The original Calla Table Lamp