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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 for coffee tables, dining chairs, sconces and other furnishings 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 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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Angelo Mangiarotti Set of Four 'Spirali' Ceiling Lights
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Angelo Mangiarotti for Skipper 'Eros' Dining Table in Marquina Marble
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Angelo Mangiarotti & Chiara Pampo 'Légère' Sofa in Black Leather
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A 1970s Travertine Coffee Table by Angelo Mangiarotti, Made by Up & UP, Italy
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At Iovis Glass Table or Floor Lamp by Angelo Mangiarotti for Gloria, 1990s
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Angelo Mangiarotti M1 Arabescato Marble Dining Table by Skipper, Italy ca. 1969
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Angelo Mangiarotti furniture are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive items are frequently made of stone and are designed with extraordinary care. There are many options to choose from in our collection of Angelo Mangiarotti furniture, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. We have 419 vintage editions of these items in-stock, while there is 156 modern edition to choose from as well. Many of the original furniture by Angelo Mangiarotti were created in the mid-century modern style in europe during the 20th century. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider furniture by Carlo Nason, Vico Magistretti, and Gaetano Sciolari. Prices for Angelo Mangiarotti furniture can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these items begin at $90 and can go as high as $95,000, while a piece like these, on average, fetch $4,790.

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