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Angelo Mangiarotti

Italian, 1921-2012

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.

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$6,580
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"Loico" Bookcase by Angelo Mangiarotti in White Carrara Marble for Skipper 1970s
By Angelo Mangiarotti, Skipper
Located in Almelo, NL
Rare bookcase by Angelo Mangiarotti in white Carrara marble. The bookcase is part of the "Loico collection" for the Skipper factory Italy 1970s .The entire bookcase is made of white ...
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Angelo Mangiarotti

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Carrara Marble

"Tremiti" Bowl by Angelo Mangiarotti for Danese, Italy, 1960s
By Angelo Mangiarotti, Danese Milano
Located in Berlin, DE
High glazed orange ceramic bowl by Angelo Mangiarotti for Danese, Italy from the late 1960s.  
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Angelo Mangiarotti

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Ceramic

Angelo Mangiarotti Carrara Marble Eros Side Table, 1970
By Angelo Mangiarotti
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Stunning Carrara marble side table designed by Angelo Mangiarotti for Skipper in the 1970s. Large cone shaped base holds a large water lily shaped slab of marble with a circular cut ...
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Angelo Mangiarotti

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Marble, Carrara Marble

Rare Angelo Mangiarotti, Table, Italy, circa 1959
By Angelo Mangiarotti
Located in London, GB
Angelo Mangiarotti table. Model 302, for Bernini Restored walnut with cast bronze base.
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Angelo Mangiarotti

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Bronze

Gueridon Model Eros by Angelo Mangiarotti for Skipper, Italy
By Skipper, Angelo Mangiarotti
Located in Milan, Italy
Gueridon Eros model in Carrara marble designed by Angelo Mangiarotti and produced by Skipper in 1971.
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1970s Italian Modern Vintage Angelo Mangiarotti

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Carrara Marble

Gueridon Model Eros by Angelo Mangiarotti for Skipper, Italy
By Skipper, Angelo Mangiarotti
Located in Milan, Italy
Gueridon Eros model in marble Mero Marquina designed by Angelo Mangiarotti and produced by Skipper in 1971.
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1970s Italian Modern Vintage Angelo Mangiarotti

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Marble

Angelo Mangiarotti Travertine Coffee Table for Up&Up, Italy
By Up & Up, Angelo Mangiarotti
Located in Ottenburg, BE
Timeless travertine coffee table with interlocking legs designed by Angelo Mangiarotti for Up&Up. Beautiful porous travertine stone top. Good condition, some minor chips on the...
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1970s Vintage Angelo Mangiarotti

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Travertine

“Model 004, ‘Sic Venus’” Ceiling Light by Angelo Mangiarotti for Gloria
By Angelo Mangiarotti
Located in Los Angeles, CA
“Model 004, ‘Sic Venus’” Ceiling Light by Angelo Mangiarotti for Gloria. Designed and manufactured in Italy circa 1990s. Opaline glass diffusers. Industrial ABS plastic frame. Rewire...
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1990s Italian Mid-Century Modern Angelo Mangiarotti

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Glass, Plastic

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Furniture by Angelo Mangiarotti are available for sale on 1stDibs. These unique pieces are often made of stone, and are designed with extraordinary care. In our Angelo Mangiarotti collection, there are many options to choose from, although gray editions of this piece are particularly popular. In stock are 261 vintage editions of these items, while there are 44 modern editions to choose from as well. Many of the original furniture by Angelo Mangiarotti were created in Europe during the 20th century in the Mid-Century Modern style. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider furniture by Willy Rizzo, Ico Parisi and Osvaldo Borsani. Prices for Angelo Mangiarotti furniture can vary depending on size, time period and other attributes. The price for these items starts at $90 and tops out at $75,000, while pieces like these can sell for $4,547 on average.

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