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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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Angelo Mangiarotti, "Eros", Dining Table, Skipper, 1970s
By Angelo Mangiarotti, Skipper
Located in Paris, FR
A light grey marble round table, the top pierced at the center and receiving the conical marble stem. Produced by Skipper, Italy, 1970s. Note A very nice table, in very good co...
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1970s Italian Modern Vintage Angelo Mangiarotti

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Marble

Gueridon Model Eros by Angelo Mangiarotti for Skipper, Italy
By Angelo Mangiarotti, Skipper
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

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 Angelo Mangiarotti

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Stainless Steel

Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights by Angelo Mangiarotti for Artemide, 1960s
By Angelo Mangiarotti, Artemide
Located in MIlano, IT
Italian Mid-Century Modern wall lights by Angelo Mangiarotti for Artemide, 1960s Pair of wall lamp with metal structure in dark green with thick glass lampshade and embossed brand. ...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Angelo Mangiarotti

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Glass, Plastic

Angelo Mangiarotti Large Italian Marble Dining Table Model Castore, 1975
By Angelo Mangiarotti
Located in Berlin, DE
Very rare model "Castore" dining table with glass top and a marble base designed by Angelo Mangiarotti in 1975 for Sorgente dei Mobili. The round glass top rests on a heavy marble pi...
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Angelo Mangiarotti

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Marble

Angelo Mangiarotti, Set of Six "Tre 3", Chairs, Skipper, Italy 1970s
By Angelo Mangiarotti, Skipper
Located in Stockholm, SE
Set of six chairs model 'Tre 3', black lacquered wood and black leather. Designed by Angelo Mangiarotti (1921-2012) for Skipper, Italy 1970s.   
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Angelo Mangiarotti

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Leather, Wood

Square Marble Side Table by Angelo Mangiarotti for Skipper
By Angelo Mangiarotti, Skipper
Located in Milano, IT
Superb marble side table designed by Angelo Mangiarotti for the prestigious Italian manufacture Skipper, in the 60s and 70s. The table by Angelo Mangiarotti is totally made of a ver...
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Angelo Mangiarotti

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Marble

Angelo Mangiarotti for Skipper Arabescato Marble Eros Console Table, Italy
By Angelo Mangiarotti
Located in Ibiza, Spain
Console table designed by Angelo Mangiarotti composed of tabletop resting on two conical marble legs,1970s. Iconic and original design in Arabescato marble. This piece is an exam...
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Angelo Mangiarotti

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Marble

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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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