Martinelli, Elio

(1922 - 2004)

Elio Martinelli was an Italian designer. He studied stage design at the Academy of Fine Arts in Florence. In 1950 he started the lighting company Martinelli Luce in his hometown of Lucca. At first, the company focused on designs for shops, restaurants, hotels etc. Later on, the focus shifted to lamps for the consumer market. Apart from his own designs, the company also produced models by designers like Gae Aulenti and Sergio Asti. The company is still run by Martinelli family.

Bloomberry is an antiques dealer specialized in exquisite twentieth century design, founded in 2005 by Patricia Keurentjes and Leander Meerman. Our strength is that we read the past differently and do have a keen eye for yet little known masterpieces. Our company is housed in a former textile factory that spans 5.000 square meters. It is located just near Maastricht, in the south of the Netherlands, within two hours from Amsterdam, Bruxelles and Cologne. Only part of the collection is shown on the website. A visit -  by appointment only - gives you the full insight.