Large Marble Console *SOLD
Beautiful console table made in white, bright grey veined Carrara Marble.
The two, cone-shaped pillars are enclosed by the elliptical top through round cut-outs. Incredibly elegant design which doesn’t require any connections and joints, it is solely based on the natural gravity of the elements.
Angelo Mangiarotti (February 26, 1921 in Milan – June 30, 2012) was an Italian industrial designer and architect.
The architect, designer and sculptor Angelo Mangiarotti was an outstanding personality in his profession thanks to his great ability and his wide-ranging experience, which ranged from product design and sculpture to architecture. The architect, born in Milan in 1921, worked on the design of the Milan Triennale in 1948 shortly after graduating in architecture from the Politecnico di Milano.
A few years later he went to the United States as a guest professor and met some of the most famous architects of the 20th century, such as Frank Lloyd Wright, Walter Gropius and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. From 1953 to 1954 he was a guest lecturer in design at the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) in Chicago. In 1955 he returned to Milan and founded an office with his colleague Bruno Morassutti, which existed between 1955 and 1960.
During these years, the focus was primarily on product design and residential buildings such as e.g. B. the district of Feltre in Milan. The first version of his famous “59” chair was also created in those years. In 1960 Angelo Mangiarotti joined the Associazone per il Disegno Industriale and opened his own office.
Following select design highlights:
In 1953 the design for the “Cavalletto” modular bookcase was born.
In 1961 Mangiarotti advises the car manufacturer Alfa Romeo and designs a wind tunnel for the study and prototyping of vehicles for them.
In 1967 he designed the two lamps “Lesbo” and “Saffo” for Artemide with a base made of polished metal and a body made of Murano glass.
In 1967 he also designed “Giogali” collection for Vetreria Vistosi, representing Mangiarotti’s vision perfectly
In 1967 Mangiarotti designed the “IN 301” armchair for the Zanotta brand, a beautiful example of Italian design and part of the permanent collection of the Triennale Museum in Milan.
For the company Colle Cristalleria, where Mangiarotti was artistic director from 1986 to 1992, he mainly created crystal glass objects
The most well-known works include the projects for Agape, including the Eros series made of Carrara marble.
As well as the “Tre3” chair, designed in 1978 and still marketed today.
Chicago, exhibition at Illinois Institute of Technology, 1955
Florence, “La casa abitata” exhibition, 1965
Vienna, exhibition at University of Architecture, 1965
Lubiana, exhibition, 1966
Delft, exhibition at the University of Architecture, 1967
Losanna, exhibition at University of Architecture, 1974
Milan, participation to the exhibition “Cinquanta anni di architettura italiana dal 1928 al 1978”. Organized by Domus and the Municipality of Milan.
Palazzo delle Stelline, 1979
“Progetti con l’oro” exhibition. Palazzo Strozzi, Florence. Castello Sforzesco, Milan, 1981
Genova, exhibition at Sant’Agostino Church, 1982
La Chaux de Fonds, “Exposition du vint-cinquieme anniverseire des locaux du Club 44”, 1983
Paris, exhibition and conference at Centre George Pompidou, 1983
Chicago, exhibition and conference at Expo Center, 1983
Exhibition and conference. Museum of science of Oslo and museum of Trondheim, 1985
Exhibition of alabaster sculptures. Galleria Lorenzelli, Milan. Palazzo dei Priori, Volterra, 1986
Milan, exhibition of polychrome wood sculptures at San Carpoforo Church, 1988
Los Angeles, “The new Italian Stone Age” exhibition. California Museum of Science and Industry, 1989
Florence, exhibition at Gift. Fortezza da basso, 1991
Exhibition at the Faculty of Architecture. Politecnico di Milano, 1991
Tokyo, participation to the exhibition “Abitare Italia”, 1991
Monaco di Baviera, exhibition at Technischen Universität, 1998
Carrara, “IL DNA della scultura” exhibition. Organized by the Municipality of Carrara and Internazionale Marmi e Macchine at Suffragio Church, 1999
Venice, steel sculptures exhibition. Organized by Cini Foundation, San Giorgio Maggiore Island, 2001
Milan, sculptures exhibition. Showroom Cappellini, 2001
Triennale di Milano, exhibition of Angelo Mangiarotti works — architecture, design, sculpture, 2002
Mantua, sculptures exhibition. Showroom Agape, 2002
Tokyo, conference and exhibition of Angelo Mangiarotti works. Gallery-MA, 2004Mantova, anthology exhibition “Scoloire-Costruire” organized by Agape, 2009
Calenzano di Firenze, exhibition “Angelo Mangiarotti Designer”, 2010
Marina di Carrara, exhibition and presentation of the book “Angelo Mangiarotti”, 2010
Milano, exhibition “The drawings of Angelo Mangiarotti” Galleria Exits, 2010
Tokyo, exhibition “Angelo Mangiarotti- Philosophy of the maestro” organized by Istituto di Cultura di Tokyo, 2012
Milano, exhibition “Retrospettiva: 60 anni di attività dell’Architetto Angelo Mangiarotti” organized by Galleria Sozzani, 2013
Publications — Angelo Mangiarotti Foundation