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Angelo Mangiarotti for Skipper 'Tre 3' Dining Leather Sling Chairs, circa 1978

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This beautifully patinated set of four 'Tre 3' dining chairs by Angelo Mangiarotti for Skipper has such nicely aged black leather slings over black lacquered wood frames. Rare and highly sought after, Mangiarotti's designs have been seen in many top interiors and magazines, this set of chairs would pair beautifully with one of his Eros marble dining table designs. Contact us for our current stock of Mangiarotti Eros dining and Incan console tables. Thick black saddle leather hides were used to create the mesmerizing sling chair design. The chair's base, as the name 'Tre 3' would indicate, is a three legged T-shape design similar to the Laverne T-chair by Katavolos, Littell and Kelley except in wood which provides greater warmth and sophistication to the room. Black lacquered wood frames pair so nicely with the patinated black leather slings. These Tre Three chairs by Angelo Mangiarotti for Skipper would work great in a Mid-Century Modern, Scandanavian Modern or Danish Modern home or penthouse apartment but could also look fantastic in a Contemporary or Post-Modern room. Also consider mixing it up in a Traditional, Transitional, Classical or Art Deco room with a splash of juxtaposition. Would also be an apt choice in a commercial project such as a hotel lobby lounge or members club, creative design studio or high-rise executive office. Consider using as side chairs, dining, cafe or breakfast table chairs, bedside chairs, fireside chairs, dressing or changing room chairs, hallway chairs, entryway or mudroom chairs, nursing or reading chairs, conference room chairs, office or desk chairs, guest chairs, lobby chairs, lounge chairs or occasional chairs ideal in virtually any setting. MEASUREMENTS: H 36.25" x W 22" x D 21.5" Seat Height: 17.5" Seat Depth: 15.5" CONDITION: Good vintage condition with moderate patina and light leather distressing throughout. Attractive vintage set ready for immediate use. Leather can be reupholstered upon request if you do not like leather patina with light distressing. Frames are in very good vintage condition with light wear, which also can be refinished upon request, and if desired, the color or wood stain can be custom selected at that time. However if you like patina and age on your leather, this is a beautiful set to consider.


  • Creator
    Angelo Mangiarotti (Designer),Skipper (Maker)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 36.25 in. (92.08 cm)Width: 22 in. (55.88 cm)Depth: 21.5 in. (54.61 cm)Seat Height: 17.5 in. (44.45 cm)
  • Sold As
    Set of 4
  • Style
    Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1978
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. Good vintage condition with moderate patina and light leather distressing throughout. Attractive vintage set ready for immediate use. See description for more details.
  • Seller Location
    Los Angeles, CA
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU1330220884392

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About the Designer

Angelo Mangiarotti

Italian architect, designer, teacher and urban planner Angelo Mangiarotti (1921–2012) 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 the20th 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 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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