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Angelo Mangiarotti Incas Console for Skipper, Italy, 1978

$10,334.96

About

Angelo Mangiarotti’s work as an architect and industrial designer was led by a belief that carefully respecting a material’s characteristics was imperative to developing a form. The weight of marble inspired him to create his Eros series of tables, that rely solely on gravity to bond the slabs of marble together without fixings, a masterstroke in Minimalist philosophy and engineering. This console is from his Incas series, a more Brutalist evolution of Eros. A robust top made from grey-blue Pietra Serena sandstone sits atop sharp angular legs. Pietra Serena has a muted look and feel to it and was extensively used in Renaissance architecture across Italy. They slot perfectly, fixed by gravity and friction. It is in very good condition for its age with no chips or cracks. The surfaces show one or two very minor imperfections from use.

Details

  • Creator
  • Dimensions
    Height: 29.14 in. (74 cm)Width: 48.43 in. (123 cm)Depth: 15.75 in. (40 cm)
  • Style
    Brutalist (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1978
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. Minor fading.
  • Seller Location
    London, GB
  • Reference Number
    Seller: G1061stDibs: LU1420220330402

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About Angelo Mangiarotti (Designer)

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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