Angelo Mangiarotti

Included among the founders of ADI (Association for Industrial Design), Milanese architect and designer Angelo Mangiarotti (Milan, 1921 - 2012), collaborated with the most prestigious design companies of his time: Artemide, Knoll , Cappellini, Skipper, just to name a few, and became creative director of Colle Cristalleria from 1989 to 1992. He moved to the United States in 1948 after graduating from the Polytechnic, tackling design in various fields such as construction, design and teaching, when he became Visiting Professor at the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago. In the 1950s, Mangiarotti's pieces stood out for being among the first interlocking and jointless furnishings, initially produced in a series created with the architect Bruno Morassutti: tables, stools, benches and bookcases that combined functionality and decoration, easy to pack and assemble (as Swedish furniture used to be in those years). In the 1960s, the unmistakable sign of Mangiarotti became the cone-shaped base of his tables, recognizable by the pleasant contrast between the massive conical base and the round and thin top; a shape he re-proposed in many variations in the following years, as in the series of marble tables Eros (1970), or the Incas stone tables (1978).

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