Angelo Lelii for Arredoluce Extendable Height Floor Lamp in Brass, Red Lacquer


Angelo Lelii (1911-1979)

An elegant, adjustable floor lamp by Angelo Lelii (sometimes spelled Angelo Lelli), for his pioneering lighting firm Arredoluce. A graceful tripartite base curves two polished brass forelegs around a black-lacquered iron stem with a serpentine arched foot. The elongated base supports an extendible telescope neck in polished brass — ranging from 55″ to 71″ — which bows into a moveable, bell-shaped shade lacquered in cherry red. This allows the light beam to be directed with precision. With its distinctive cloche, flexible neck, coquettish curves, and extra-slim proportions, this minimalist and versatile lamp alternately calls to mind Vermeer’s Girl with a Pearl Earring and a graceful, long-bodied praying mantis. As with Lelii’s most sensitive work, the design is at once highly practical — note both the extendible height and omnidirectional light, equally amenable to differently sized spaces, as well the small footprint — and poetic.

Italy, 1951.

Rewired for use in the US.

Maximum height 71″
Minimum height 55″.

Presented with one of a pair of Italian 1950’s reclining armchairs, also available at Vivamus Gallery.

  • Origin: Italy
  • Period: c.1951
  • Dimensions: Maximum height 71" Minimum height 55" Width 17.5" Depth 11.5"
  • Materials: Brass, lacquered metal.
  • Condition: Very good