DFM. DESIGNforMACHA workshop merges the boundaries between art, design and architecture.
DFM. is passionated by 20th MID-CENTURY DESIGN and LIGHTING. DFM Studio is located in Geneva Switzerland. The studio is dedicated to the design of STELLA lighting (flushmount). Inspired by the work of the famous Italian designer Angelo Lelli, DFM is exploring the legacy of the past to create contemporary lighting (Flushmount).
Angelo Lelli / Lelii (February 6, 1915–1979). Born Paolo Angelo Lelli / Lelii in Ancona, Angelo Lelli / Lelii moved with his family to Milan, where he worked and married Monza-born Rosa Bianca Bussetti. The couple moved to Monza after marriage, and although the biographical information available is scarce, we know that he began manufacturing lamps in his Monza house in 1943 and that in 1946 he advertised his Tris lamp at the Domus magazine.
It was in 1947 that he founded Arredoluce, a premier manufacturer of furniture and lighting, in Monza. During the same year, at the VIII Triennale di Milano, he exhibited the lamp 12128, which became known as the Triennale floor lamp.
He became an influential designer in postwar Italy, especially in the field of modern lighting design. During the 1950s, Arredoluce started to collaborate with such designers as Franco Albini, Achille Castiglioni, Gio Ponti, and Ettore Sottsass and also started to experiment with halogen light bulbs for his designs. Out of this experimentation, Lelli / Lelii increased the use of transformers for his designs and created the recognizable Arredoluce switch.
Angelo Lelli’s / Lelii’s lamps and lighting objects stand out for their extremely simple designs that strive for minimal complexity and for their strong sense of unadorned sensitivity. Thanks to Angelo Lelli / Lelii’s unique approach to design, Arredoluce quickly built a reputation for creating premium quality products based on clean, simple, and functional designs. The most well-known designs of Angelo Lelli / Lelii are the Triennale floor lamp model 12128 (1947) and the Cobra table lamp (1964), which became famous for its unique shape and for the low voltage used by incorporating the transformer in its base. His other iconic lights are the Tris lamp (1946), the Eye floor light (1950), the Stella ceiling light (1950), and the President table lamp (1970).
DFM. an exclusive and unique contemporary production limited to 300 pieces per year located in MILAN (Italy). DFM workshop is located in Milan (Italy). The workshop bring know-how to each stage of Stella lamp production : foundry, chielsing, turning, mounting, polishing, surface treatment… DFM is fusing high-end Italian craftsmanship with renowned Swiss quality and reliability. Detail-focused, artisanal production ensures that every creation is simple, sophisticated and exclusive. Each lamp (Flushmount) is numbered and inventoried.
DFM. workshop loves BRASS. Brass is a noble and warm alloy, with exceptional charm and characteristics (malleability and ductility). Brass brings a touch of brilliance to the decoration, like a real jewel. Brass is timeless and at the heart of the design trend. DFM has developed strong expertise in terms of manufacturing and treatment to get incredible and various patinas.
Working with some of the best architects and interior designers of the world, our lighting is found in a variety of spaces: from the most public lobbies, till intimate residences.
Design and building industry professionals, galleries, furniture retailers, architects, interior specialists, hotel designers... are encouraged to contact us for more information about our attractive trade program and discount.
Discover the PROFESSIONAL STELLA TOOLKIT including :Stella commercial brochure, the perfect tool to promote Stella lighting to your clients, Technical factsheets and DWG files, essential to integrate Stella lighting into your projects and 3D rendering's.
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Working for a boutique hotel, a high-end luxury residence, the office of the future, or an academic classroom environment, Stella lamps can be designed specifically for the types of use and space function.
Our design professionals are knowledgeable of industry market design trends and are experienced in the selection, specification, procurement and installation needs, required for various project types.
We offer design solutions providing a long-term appeal, durability, and flexibility.
Customized lighting comes natural to us, as all our lighting is created by hand we can easily translate any wishes into handcrafted reality.
CREATE YOUR OWN STELLA LAMP. We also offer the option to create your own Stella lamp configuration. Up to 10 globes and arms, ranging from 8 to 50 inches / from 20 to 130 cm, can be added to the central base. Based on your project and your room, we will send you propositions and we will create together a unique design that suits perfectly your interior.
RESIZE STANDARD STELLA LAMP. DFM can adjust standard configuration to your dimensions. You will find below the Tribute and Triennale lamp adjusted with smaller dimensions
ADJUST THE STELLA CANOPY TO YOUR ELECTRIC INSTALLATION. DFM offers different sizes of canopy to feet perfectly with your electric installation by adjusting the diameter of the central box of the lamp
Wiring : Our lamps are wired based on your country requirement,
-for North America (United States and Canada) : 110V/120V - 60Hz
-for the rest of the world - Australia, European Union, Hong Kong, Middle East countries...: 220V / 240V - 50Hz
Bulbs : Light bulbs are not included.
- for North America (United States and Canada), DFM use E26 socket bulbs
- for the rest of the world - Australia, European Union, Hong Kong, Middle East countries...: E 27 socket bulbs.
100W maximum per bulb. Stella lamp is compatible with LED. For a better result, we recommend to use bulbs with:
- opaque glass (not transparent)
- globe shape (not candle or other shape)
Brass finish (vintage or contemporary) : Stella lamps is available polished (more bright) or unpolished (more vintage). An unpolished finish offers greater flexibility to personalize the lamp to your home decor by applying polish after delivery. Please refer to the section "GET INSPIRED" for other brass patina options.
Worldwide Shipping : Orders are shipped in a custom protective box by DHL express. A tracking number is provided. Pick up by DHL express at our warehouse is done within 5 days after the order has been proceed. In case of any damage during transportation, the lighting is insured and replaced.
Easy to set up : Assembly instructions are included. Set-up takes about 20 minutes, with care to avoid damaging the parts. Installation should be carried out by a qualified electrician. Brass, glass and other parts may be cleaned with a soft, damp cloth. Do not use alcohol or other solvents.
Returns and refunds : Our policy lasts 30 days. If 30 days have gone by since your purchase, unfortunately we can’t offer you a refund or exchange. To be eligible for a return, your item must be unused and in the same condition that you received it. It must also be in the original packaging. Once your return is received and inspected, we will send you an email to notify you that we have received your returned item. If you are approved, then your refund will be processed, and a credit will automatically be applied to your credit card or original method of payment, within a 10 days. You will be responsible for paying for your own shipping costs for returning your item. Shipping costs are non-refundable. If you are shipping an item, you should consider using a trackable shipping service and shipping insurance.
Warranty and services : All our lamps are tested at the manufacture. DFM is obsessed with quality. A one-year warranty manufacturing defects and wiring is applicable. If the lamp is defective DFM will mandate a local lighting specialist to inspect and repair your lamp. If the lamp is still defective after the intervention of the local representative, DFM will exchange the lamp. DFM will cover all the cost charged by the lighting specialist appointed and potential cost of shipping. Service after sales is available at firstname.lastname@example.org.
DFM is trusted by Flatiron 27, Russel Piccione, Chused & Co, Rethink design Studio, Ross Cassidy, Brooke Voos, Natalie O Design, Mike Shively Architecture, Pirela Atelier, Sasha Adler, Diane Burgio Design, Alexander M Reid, Pembrooke and Ives, TK Design, Jamie Bush, Grade Architecture, ED Berrios Design, Hawkins Roman, Samuel Amoia