Angelo Lelii Calla Table Lamp
Materials: Red and white painted aluminum lampshade. Brass parts, brass tripod. White rubber feet. Bakelite socket.
Height: 30 cm / 11.81”
Width: 11 cm / 4.33”
Electricity: 1 bulb E14, 1 x 60 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb can be used, not a specific one preferred.
Period: 1940s, 1950s – Mid-Century Modern.
Designer: Angelo Lelii aka Angelo Lelli (1911 – 1979).
Manufacturer: Arredoluce, Monza, Italy.
Other versions: Angelo Lelii designed several lamps in this style, you can see another version below in mint green.
The ”Calla” table lamp is named after the flower calla lily.
These lamps are all “TV-lamps”, table lamps that were intended to put on top of a black and white TV to create a backlight in the at that time very dark living rooms. Rooms were completely blacked out to get a better look at the blurry TV screen.
Angelo Lelii is the founder of Arredoluce; Italy’s most innovative lighting firm of the 1950s and 1960s. He stands out with his innovative research into form, matter and colour.
These rare table lamps are from the earliest period of production at the end of the 1940s, when these lamps were hand produced by artisans. Leading to subtle variations between batches and enhancing their artistic appeal.
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 this name, they got nothing to do with the original.
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