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Angelo Mangiarotti "Giogali" Pendant Lamp
By Angelo Mangiarotti
Located in Geneva, CH
Angelo Mangiarotti "Giogali" glass unusual pendant lamp by Vistosi, Italy, circa 1968 Original chain available to make it longer.  
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Vintage 1960s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Art Glass

Pari of Angelo Mangiarotti “Giogali” Glass Flush Mounts, circa 1960s
By Angelo Mangiarotti
Located in Wiesbaden, Hessen
Large pair of "Giogali" Murano glass flush mounts by Angelo Mangiarotti for Vistosi, Italy, circa 1960s Each fixture have 200 Murano glass links hanging on the nickeled frame. Soc...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Nickel

Giogali Chandelier by Angelo Mangiarotti, Vetreria Vistosi
By Angelo Mangiarotti
Located in Milano, MI
Giogali is a decorative lighting system based on the element of the modular crystal hook, where each hook has been hand-curved by master glassmakers in Murano, this sophisticated wor...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Art Glass

'Giogali' Sconce Lamp by Angelo Mangiarotti, Italy, 1970
By Angelo Mangiarotti
Located in Brussels , BE
This beautiful and iconic lamp is made with Murano glass links. There are two rows of suspended glass and three light points.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Wall Lights and Sconces

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Glass

Giogali Chandelier by Angelo Mangiarotti for Vistosi
By Angelo Mangiarotti, Vistosi
Located in New York, NY
The Giogali chandelier by Angelo Mangiarotti, (1921-2012) for Vistosi, the Murano glass links display as double horseshoe rings, supported by metal interior rings. (Re-wired for USA ...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass

Vistosi "Giogali" Cascade Chandelier in Gradient Red Glass by Angelo Mangiarotti
By Angelo Mangiarotti
Located in Firenze, Tuscany
Vistosi's role in the world of interior design and furniture has been growing parallel to the good taste of architecture and design in the last two centuries. After collaborating wit...
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Early 2000s Italian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Stainless Steel

"Giogali" Chain Link Chandelier by Angelo Mangiarotti for Vistosi, 1970s
By Angelo Mangiarotti
Located in New York, NY
"Giogali" pendant/chandelier designed by Angelo Mangiarotti for Vistosi, Italy, 1970s.
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20th Century Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass, Blown Glass

1960 Italy Huge Vistosi Giogali Chandelier by Angelo Mangiarotti
By Vistosi, Angelo Mangiarotti
Located in Niederdorfelden, Hessen
Imposing huge Giogali chandelier with numerous interlaced clear-white Murano glasses on a chrome frame. The elegant Murano glasses can be individually arranged, so that the chandelie...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

Giogali Sconce by Mangiarotti - 6 available
By Angelo Mangiarotti
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Vintage Giogali series Italian wall lights with handmade clear Murano glass links, mounted on chrome metal frame / Designed by Angelo Mangiarotti, circa 1960s / Made in Italy 2 light...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Chrome

  • Giogali Sconce by Mangiarotti - 6 available
  • Giogali Sconce by Mangiarotti - 6 available
  • Giogali Sconce by Mangiarotti - 6 available
  • Giogali Sconce by Mangiarotti - 6 available
H 11.82 in. W 11.03 in. D 7.88 in.
1960 Italy Huge Vistosi Giogali Chandelier '2 Chandeliers' by Angelo Mangiarotti
By Angelo Mangiarotti, Vistosi
Located in Niederdorfelden, Hessen
Imposing huge Giogali chandelier with numerous interlaced clear-white Murano glasses on a silver frame with chrome plated parts. The elegant Murano glasses can be individually arrang...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome, Brass

Vistosi Giogali Two-Tier Cascade Chandelier in Black by Angelo Mangiarotti
By Angelo Mangiarotti, Vistosi
Located in Mogliano Veneto, Treviso
The Giogali collection is a decorative lighting system based on a single element: the handmade glass link. Featured cascade chandelier in crystal. Metal parts in chrome. E26 lighting...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Murano Glass

Vistosi Giogali Small Three-Tier Cascade Chandelier by Angelo Mangiarotti
By Angelo Mangiarotti, Vistosi
Located in Mogliano Veneto, Treviso
The Giogali collection is a decorative lighting system based on a single element: the handmade glass link. Featured Cascade chandelier in crystal. Metal parts in chrome. E26 lighting.
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Murano Glass

Vistosi Giogali Two-Tier Cascade Chandelier in Crystal by Angelo Mangiarotti
By Angelo Mangiarotti, Vistosi
Located in Mogliano Veneto, Treviso
The Giogali collection is a decorative lighting system based on a single element: the handmade glass link. Featured Cascade chandelier in crystal. Metal parts in chrome. E26 lighting...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Murano Glass

Vistosi Giogali Pendant Light in Crystal and Transparent by Angelo Mangiarotti
By Angelo Mangiarotti, Vistosi
Located in Mogliano Veneto, Treviso
Pendant light based on a single element: the handmade glass link. E26 lighting. Dimensions are in reference to the light fixture and not inclusive of the hanging length.  
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Murano Glass

Vistosi Giogali Chandelier PL CA3 in Glass & Chrome by Angelo Mangiarotti
By Angelo Mangiarotti, Vistosi
Located in Mogliano Veneto, Treviso
A decorative lighting system based on a single element, the handmade glass hook. It is available in different colors, as standard table, ceiling, pendant, wall fixture and floor. It ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Glass

Vistosi Oval Giogali SP OV1 Chandelier with Chrome Base by Angelo Mangiarotti
By Angelo Mangiarotti, Vistosi
Located in Mogliano Veneto, Treviso
A decorative lighting system based on a single element, the handmade glass hook. It is available in different colors, as standard table, ceiling, pendant, wall fixture and floor. It ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass

Vistosi Giogali Three-Tier Cascade Chandelier in Crystal by Angelo Mangiarotti
By Angelo Mangiarotti, Vistosi
Located in Mogliano Veneto, Treviso
The Giogali collection is a decorative lighting system based on a single element: the handmade glass link. Featured cascade chandelier in crystal. Metal parts in chrome. E26 lighting.
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Murano Glass

1970s Italian Moderen Giogali Glass Chandelier by Angelo Mangiarotti for Vistosi
By Angelo Mangiarotti, Vistosi
Located in Silvolde, Gelderland
Beautiful an original 1960's 'Giogali' Murano chandelier designed by Angelo Mangiarotti for Vistosi. This chandelier is rewired and therefor technically 100%. Overall the chandelier...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Vistosi Giogali Pendant Light in Crystal and Transparent by Angelo Mangiarotti
By Angelo Mangiarotti, Vistosi
Located in Mogliano Veneto, Treviso
Pendant light based on a single element: the handmade glass link. E26 lighting. Dimensions are in reference to the light fixture and not inclusive of the hanging length.  
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Murano Glass

Vistosi Giogali Floor Lamp with Glossy Chrome Base by Angelo Mangiarotti
By Angelo Mangiarotti, Vistosi
Located in Mogliano Veneto, Treviso
A decorative lighting system based on a single element, the handmade glass hook. It is available in different colors, as standard table, ceiling, pendant, wall fixture and floor. It ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Floor Lamps

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Glass

Vistosi Giogali AP 2 Wall Light with Glossy Chrome Base by Angelo Mangiarotti
By Vistosi, Angelo Mangiarotti
Located in Mogliano Veneto, Treviso
A decorative lighting system based on a single element, the handmade glass hook. It is available in different colors, as standard table, ceiling, pendant, wall fixture and floor. It ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Glass

Ceiling Lamp Pop Art, 1970s Giogali Mangiarotti Original Italian Design
By Angelo Mangiarotti
Located in Palermo, Sicily
Ceiling lamp Pop Art, 1970s, Giocali Mangiarotti original Italian design.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Vistosi Large Giogali PL CA1 Chandelier in Crystal & Chrome by Angelo Mangiarott
By Vistosi, Angelo Mangiarotti
Located in Mogliano Veneto, Treviso
A decorative lighting system based on a single element, the handmade glass hook. It is available in different colors, as standard table, ceiling, pendant, wall fixture and floor. It ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Glass

Pair of Vistosi Chandeliers "Giogali" by Angelo Mangiarotti, Murano
By Vistosi
Located in Budapest, HU
Amazing pair of Giogali glass chandelier fixture by Angelo Mangiarotti, Murano glass hooks handmade. Measures: 85 cm x 85 cm x 100cm.
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1990s Italian Mid-Century Modern Flush Mount

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Metal

Vintage Giogali 50 Pendant Murano Chandelier
By Vintage Murano Gallery, Angelo Mangiarotti
Located in west palm beach, FL
Incredible Giogali 50 pendant chandelier. Beautiful hand blown Murano loops that interlock. Designed by Angelo Mangiarotti. Made in Italy. Currently wired as a flush mount. Four avai...
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Vintage 1970s North American Hollywood Regency Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass

Angelo Mangiarotti "Giogali" Ceiling Lamp for Vistosi, 1970s
By Angelo Mangiarotti
Located in Saint Ouen, FR
"Giogali" is the name for this decorative lighting system made with individual rings in blowing Vistosi glass. This vintage piece from the 1970s has an oval shape and it is modular....
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Giogali Glass Chandelier by Angelo Mangiarotti
By Angelo Mangiarotti
Located in Berlin, Berlin
Giogali glass chandelier, designed by Angelo Mangiarotti, Italy, Vistosi, 1970. Chandelier with hand made interlocking Giogali glass pieces. Chrome plated circular frame. Liter...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Angelo Mangiarotti for Vistosi Large 'Giogali' Chandelier
By Angelo Mangiarotti
Located in New York, NY
Original large Angelo Mangiarotti for Vistosi 'Giogali' chandelier circa 1970 made with over 400 Murano handmade glass links in double horseshoe rings, suspended by tiered metal fram...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

'Giogali' Chandelier Angelo Mangiarotti for Vistosi, 1960s
By Angelo Mangiarotti
Located in Milano, IT
Imposing chandelier of the 'Giogali' series with more than three hundred and fifty transparent Murano glasses intertwined on a silver frame with chromed parts. The elegant Murano gla...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Murano Glass

"Giogali" Chandelier by Angelo Mangiarotti for Vistosi, 1970s
By Angelo Mangiarotti
Located in Stockholm, SE
Chandelier model Giogali, designed by Angelo Mangiarotti for Vistosi, Italy, 1970s. Total height 130, excl. chain ca 80 cm, Diam. ca 55 cm. Adjustable height.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass

Angelo Mangiarotti Chandelier "Giogali", Vistosi, circa 1970s
By Angelo Mangiarotti, Vistosi
Located in Stockholm, SE
"Giogali" chandelier with glass links by Angelo Mangiarotti designed for Vistosi Murano, Italy, circa 1970.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass

Midcentury pair of "Giogali" Chandelier Angelo Mangiarotti Italy 1960s
By Angelo Mangiarotti
Located in Palermo, IT
Pair of "Giogali" Angelo Mangiarotti chandeliers for Vistosi. Italy 1960s . Each chandelier has a double level metal support with modular blown glass interlocking elements. You can g...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Midcentury "Giogali" Murano Glass Chandelier by Angelo Mangiarotti, 1970s
By Angelo Mangiarotti
Located in Badajoz, Badajoz
Stunning Italian Murano glass midcentury chandelier. This piece was made during the 1970s in Italy by Angelo Mangiarotti. This chandelier is composed by 100 units of link Murano gl...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Pair of "Giogali" Chandeliers by Angelo Mangiarotti for Vistosi, 1967
By Angelo Mangiarotti, Vistosi
Located in Milan, IT
Pair of monumental "Giogali" chandeliers designed by Angelo Mangiarotti for Vetreria Vistosi in 1967. The two fixtures are composed of 900 handmade crystal hooks which can be combine...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Metal

Chandelier Mangiarotti Giogali 1970 Murano Art Glass
By Angelo Mangiarotti
Located in Palermo, Sicily
Chandelier Mangiarotti Giogali, 1970 Murano art glass. Measures: height cm.50 more chain.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Huge Pair of Midcentury "Giogali" Wall Sconces by Angelo Mangiarotti, 1970s
By Angelo Mangiarotti, Vistosi
Located in Badajoz, Badajoz
Huge and gorgeous Italian Murano glass midcentury wall sconces. These pieces were made during the 1970s in Italy by Angelo Mangiarotti. Each sconce is composed by 92 units of link ...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Metal

Giogali Ceiling Lamp by Angelo Mangiarotti Metal Blown Glass Vintage, Italy
By Angelo Mangiarotti, Vistosi
Located in Milano, IT
A ceiling lamp designed by Angelo Mangiarotti (1921-2012) for Vistosi. Model: Giogali. Metal structure and blown glass elements. Revised. Manufactured in Italy, 1970s.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Midcentury Giogali Glass Link Chandelier by Mangiarotti for Vistosi
By Angelo Mangiarotti
Located in Troy, MI
Glass link four light chandeliers by Mangiarotti for Vistosi, circa 1970s. Forty-eight glass links can be arranged in a variety of ways on chromed frame. As shown with longer lower t...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass

Pair of Vintage "Giogali" Glass Chandelier by Mangiarotti
By Angelo Mangiarotti
Located in Geneva, CH
Pair of vintage "Giogali" glass chandelier by Angelo Mangiarotti for Vistosi ca.1968
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Vintage 1960s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Steel

Angelo Mangiarotti 'Giogali' Glass Chandelier
By Angelo Mangiarotti
Located in Geneva, CH
"Giogali" glass chandelier by Angelo Mangiarotti produced by Vetreria Vistosi, Italy circa 1967 The glass pieces are attached to each other, they can be arranged differently and thu...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Art Glass

Huge Vistosi "Giogali" Chandelier by Angelo Mangiarotti, 1970s
By Angelo Mangiarotti
Located in Rome, IT
1970s huge Italian Murano vintage chandelier, 252-glass, Vistosi. Italian vintage Murano glass chandelier. High quality piece made by 252 Murano glass hooks (handmade) in a chrome f...
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Late 20th Century Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Midcentury Giogali Murano Glass Chandelier by Angelo Mangiarotti, 1970s
By Angelo Mangiarotti
Located in Badajoz, Badajoz
Stunning Italian Murano glass midcentury chandelier. This Chandelier was made during the 1970s in Italy by Angelo Mangiarotti. This chandelier is composed by 100 units of link Muran...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Large Angelo Mangiarotti for Vistosi "Giogali“ Glass Flush Mount, circa 1960s
By Angelo Mangiarotti
Located in Wiesbaden, Hessen
Large "Giogali“ Murano glass flush mount by Angelo Mangiarotti for Vistosi, Italy, circa 1960s This fixture is made of 200 Murano glass elements hanging on the nickeled frame. Sock...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Nickel

Majestic "Giogali" Chandelier by Angelo Mangiarotti for Vistosi, Italy, 1970s
By Angelo Mangiarotti, Vistosi
Located in Bresso, Lombardy
This wonderful chandelier features Murano handmade glass links in double horseshoe rings, suspended by metal frame. The Murano glass links are to be arranged as desired. The “Giogal...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Angelo Mangiarotti - Giogali Chandelier
By Angelo Mangiarotti
Located in Chicago, IL
Angelo Mangiarotti Giogali Chandelier Italy, 1966 chrome plated steel and glass (146 glass hooks) Variable Dimensions 24 DIA x 25 H INCHES (as shown) with an extension pipe of 4...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Stainless Steel, Chrome

Angelo Mangiarotti "Giogali" Crystal Chandelier, Vistosi
By Angelo Mangiarotti, Vistosi
Located in Hem, NL
Giogali chandelier designed by Angelo Mangiarotti for Vistosi in 1968 and awarded with the Compasso D'oro at the Triennale Milan in 1969. The handmade crystals are loosely arranged o...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Big Angelo Mangiarotti "Giogali" Chandelier, Prod. Vistosi, Italy circa 1970
By Angelo Mangiarotti, Vistosi
Located in Munich, DE
Great "Giogali" chandelier by Angelo Mangiarotti, Prod. Vistosi, Italy Murano, circa 1970. Hunderts of handmade crystal Murano glass links are to be arranged as desired. Th...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Pair of Sconces Giogali by Angelo Mangiarotti, 1970
By Angelo Mangiarotti, Vistosi
Located in Fossano, IT
Large sconces with steel structure surmounted by blown glass hooks, beautiful green and blue colors mixed as you want with the white ones. This model named "Giogali" is designed in...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Stainless Steel

Vintage "Giogali" Chandelier by Angelo Mangiarotti
Located in New Orleans, LA
Suspension fixture in chromed metal with interlocking clear glass links forming a "chain"; shown at maximum length
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Vintage 1960s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

Giogali or V+V chandelier by Angelo Mangiarotti for Vistosi
Located in Brussels, BE
Vintage "Giogali" chandelier designed by the Italian architect Angelo Mangiarotti and executed by Vistosi. Made of crystal glass "links" hanging on each others (see pic 10), which c...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

Large Oval Giogali Chandelier In Clear Murano Glass
By Angelo Mangiarotti
Located in Paris, FR
Rare oval iron structure with three rows, that displays over 550 Murano glass "HORSEHSOE" links all interconnected. Based on the Angelo Mangiarotti model.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Murano Glass

  • Large Oval Giogali Chandelier In Clear Murano Glass
  • Large Oval Giogali Chandelier In Clear Murano Glass
  • Large Oval Giogali Chandelier In Clear Murano Glass
  • Large Oval Giogali Chandelier In Clear Murano Glass
H 55.12 in. W 31.5 in. D 19.69 in.
Angelo Mangiarotti Murano "Giogali" Serie V&V Hanging Light, Italy, 1967
By Angelo Mangiarotti
Located in Porto, PT
Angelo Mangiarotti Murano "Giogali" serie V&V orange hanging light, Italy 1967.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass

Angelo Mangiarotti Giogali For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are many versions of the ideal angelo mangiarotti giogali for your home. Each angelo mangiarotti giogali for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using glass, murano glass and metal. There are 27 variations of the antique or vintage angelo mangiarotti giogali you’re looking for, while we also have 20 modern editions of this piece to choose from as well. Your living room may not be complete without a angelo mangiarotti giogali — find older editions for sale from the 20th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 21st Century. A angelo mangiarotti giogali, designed in the Modern or Mid-Century Modern style, is generally a popular piece of furniture.

How Much is a Angelo Mangiarotti Giogali?

Prices for a angelo mangiarotti giogali can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, they begin at $799 and can go as high as $18,238, while the average can fetch as much as $3,496.

Angelo Mangiarotti Biography and Important Works

Italian architect, designer, teacher and urban planner Angelo Mangiarotti was a leading light in the international design community from the 1960s onward. While he was an adherent of the rationalist principles of purity of line and simplicity of construction, he sought to imbue his designs with a sense of character and lightness of spirit that was often lacking in late-20th-century modernist architecture and design. 

Born in Milan, Mangiarotti studied architecture at Milan Polytechnic, graduating in 1948. Five years later, he won a visiting professorship at the Illinois Institute of Technology — beginning a peripatetic academic career that would see him teaching in numerous Italian institutions as well as in schools as far afield as Hawaii and Australia. He worked with Bauhaus eminences Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and met such greats as Frank Lloyd Wright and Walter Gropius. He returned to Italy in 1955 and would go on to work on numerous industrial, residential, commercial and civic projects in his home country, most notably a group of six railway stations in Milan.

As a designer, Mangiarotti and the development of his career embodies the evolution of modernism in the latter decades of the 20th century. In the late 1950s and early ’60s, after early experiments in plywood furniture and one-piece foam-core seating — including the 1110 lounge chair for Cassina — Mangiarotti began to design using more classic materials, from delicate, curvaceous blown-glass table lamps for Artemide to chandeliers with crystal links for Vistosi. In 1971, Mangiarotti introduced what became his signature designs: a series of tables in marble and other stones that featured “gravity joints,” their legs held in place by the weight of the tabletop. Tables in his Eros collection (1971) have muscular proportions that anticipate the robust, overscaled lines of postmodern works that would appear 10 years later: His Eccentrico table, for example, is a striking assemblage in marble featuring a top that is cantilevered dramatically on a canted columnar base. 

But simplicity and practicality were consistently the primary watchwords of Mangiarotti’s designs. The purity and elegance of the objects he created offer a graceful counterpoint to a traditional decor, yet they have a singular sculptural presence that allows them to stand out powerfully in a modern interior.

Finding the Right Chandeliers and Pendants for You

Chandeliers — simple in form, inspired by candelabras and originally made of wood or iron — first made an appearance in early churches. For those wealthy enough to afford them for their homes in the medieval period, a chandelier's suspended lights likely exuded imminent danger, as lit candles served as the light source for fixtures of the era. Things have thankfully changed since then, and antique and vintage chandeliers and pendant lights are popular in many interiors today.

While gas lighting during the late 18th century represented an upgrade for chandeliers — and gas lamps would long inspire Danish architect and pioneering modernist lighting designer Poul Henningsen — it would eventually be replaced with the familiar electric lighting of today.

The key difference between a pendant light and a chandelier is that a pendant incorporates only a single bulb into its design. Don’t mistake this for simplicity, however. An Art Deco–styled homage to Sputnik from Murano glass artisans Giovanni Dalla Fina (note: there is more than one lighting fixture that shares its name with the iconic mid-century-era satellite — see Gino Sarfatti’s design too), with handcrafted decorative elements supported by a chrome frame, is just one stunning example of the elaborate engineering that can be incorporated into every component of a chandelier.

Chandeliers have evolved over time, but their classic elegance has remained unchanged. Not only will the right chandelier prove impressive in a given room, but it can also offer a certain sense of practicality. These fixtures can easily illuminate an entire space, while their elevated position prevents them from creating glare or straining one’s eyes. Certain materials, like glass, can complement naturally lit settings without stealing the show. Brass, on the other hand, can introduce an alluring, warm glow. While LEDs have earned a bad reputation for their perceived harsh bluish lights and a loss of brightness over their life span, the right design choices can help harness their lighting potential and create the perfect mood. A careful approach to lighting can transform your room into a peaceful and cozy nook, ideal for napping, reading or working.

For midsize spaces, a wall light or sconce can pull the room together and get the lighting job done. Perforated steel rings underneath five bands of handspun aluminum support a rich diffusion of light within Alvar Aalto's Beehive pendant light, but if you’re looking to brighten a more modest room, perhaps a minimalist solution is what you’re after. The mid-century modern furniture designer Charlotte Perriand devised her CP-1 wall lamps in the 1960s, in which a repositioning of sheet-metal plates can redirect light as needed.

The versatility and variability of these lighting staples mean that, when it comes to finding something like the perfect chandelier, you’ll never be left hanging. From the whimsical — like the work of Beau & Bien’s Sylvie Maréchal, frequently inspired by her dreams — to the classic beauty of Paul Ferrante's fixtures, there is a style for every room. With designs for pendant lights and chandeliers across eras, colors and materials, you’ll never run out of options to explore on 1stDibs.