Angelo Lelii Table Lamp
Materials: Square Carrara or calacatta marble base. Brushed stainless steel (inox) tube on top with a built-in dimmer. Chrome-plated steel. Mirrored and frosted glass. Adjustable magnetic chrome globe lampshade. Bakelite sockets.
Height: 38 cm / 14.96”
Width: 14.5 x 16 cm / 5.70 x 6.29”
Electricity: 1 bulb E14, 1 x 40 watt maximum, 110/220 volt. 1 bulb B15 12 volt (car lamp). The 12 volt light bulb works with a dimmer 220 to 12 volt.
Any type of light bulb can be used in the E14 fitting, preferably a clear bright bulb.
Period: 1960s – Mid-Century Modern.
Designer: Angelo Lelii aka Angelo Lelli (1911-1979).
Manufacturer: Arredoluce, Monza, Italy.
Other versions: This Angelo Lelii table lamp was made in several variations. Angelo Lelii designed several lamps in this style, as you can see below.
This table lamp is described in the book: Arredoluce – Catalogo Ragionato 1943-1987 – Catalogue Raissonné. Written by Anty Pansera, Alessandro Padoan and Alessandro Palmaghini. Published by SilvanaEditoriale. It is located on page 254 and 365.
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. The company was active from 1943 until 1987.
Designers that worked for Arredoluce: Gio Ponti, Ettore Sottsass Jr., Vico Magistretti. Mario Tedeschi, Nanda Vigo. Egle Amaldi, Vincenzo Gozzini. Achille Castiglioni, Pier Giacomo Castiglioni. Marco Comolli, Luigi Radice, Enrico Taglietti, Innocente Gandini. Gregotti Meneghetti Stoppino, Cesare Lacca. Franco Giovanni Legler, Elio Monesi.
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 hometown. The company ended business in 1987.
You can find an Italian lamp company on the internet with the same name, but this company got nothing to do with the original.
All the electric parts were made by VLM Components in the 1960s. The company was founded in 1945 in Buccinasco, a small village near Milan, Italy. The company became famous for the switches they produce since 1968, designed by Achille Castiglioni. You can find them over here. VLM is part of the Relco Group, founded in 1967. Today they are the owners of the brands Relco, Leuci, Relco Lighting, VLM and Segno.