Founded by the designer Angelo Lelii in the 1940s, Arredoluce was one of the most innovative post-War lighting design companies. Lelii’s modernist aesthetic is immediately recognisable, and his designs gained increasing international renown in the 1950s and ‘60s. Lelii also worked with a number of other now iconic designers such as Franco Albini, Achille and Pier Castiglioni, Vico Magistretti, Gio Ponti, Ettore Sottsass, Mario Tedeschi, and Nanda Vigo.
Whereas many Arredoluce chandeliers and pendants are made from brass and feature opaline glass shades, the floor lamps and table lamps tend to be more minimalist in style, often featuring adjustable shades and articulated arms. Lelii’s best known design for Arredoluce is probably the Model 12128 ‘Triennale’ three-armed floor lamp. Lelii continued to run Arredoluce until its closure in 1979. Today, Arredoluce’s designs are highly sought after by design enthusiasts and lighting collectors.