Blue and white Arredoluce Lamps designed by Italian architect and designer Gio Ponti for a house in Caracas

Arredoluce

Italian light company


Arredoluce (established in 1947).  Angelo Lelii (or Lelli), designer and entrepreneur, founded Arredoluce in Monza, Italy, in 1947. The company opened in the basement of Lelli’s residence, and during the same year, at the VIII Triennale di Milano, it exhibited the three-armed floor lamp 12128 lamp, which became known as the Triennale floor lamp. In 1949, Arredoluce started the factory production production in Lecco, Italy.

The introduction and popularity of the 12128 lamp allowed Arredoluce to rapidly become a leader in Italian lighting. The company combined innovation with a somewhat familiar aesthetic to create modern pieces with seemingly simple designs. In 1949, the company introduced the Tubino desk lamp, designed by Achille Castiglioni, which emphasized the ability to reduce designs to their most essential while maintaining their sculptural appeal. The Tubino was also innovative in that it fit relatively small fluorescent light tubes that had recently arrived on the Italian market at the time.  During this time and throughout the 1950s, in addition to Achille Castiglioni, Arredoluce collaborated with Franco Albini, Gio Ponti, Ettore Sottsass, and Vico Magistretti among others. read more

The company launched several variations of floor lamps designed with a slender column, pivoting arms (which allowed for maximum flexibility of use), and enameled metal conical shades–attributed to Lelii, as well as numerous ceiling lamps made out of glass and brass.

Arredoluce was an active company until Angelo Lelii’s death in 1979.

Last updated: January 15, 2019

For additional information on Arredoluce, please visit the following:

Arredoluce” Silvana Editoriale This site is in Italian.

La Storia di Arredoluce e Angelo Lelii” Luce

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