Fab 40: Mangiarotti reissues
Angelo Mangiarotti, architect, engineer, designer and late-in-life sculptor, considered a maestro of Italian design and still working daily in his Milan studio at age 90, is to us more of an Italian living national treasure.
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Highly regarded for his architecture, thanks to his tireless research into materials and construction techniques, it’s his design work for Skipper, Knoll, Brambilla, Bernini and Colle from the 1960s to the 1980s and his 1990s experimental sculptural work that we really pine for.
Both are heading skywards at galleries like London’s Themes and Variations, Milan’s Nilufar and on the auction blocks at Phillips de Pury in London and Wright20 in Chicago, so we welcome the news that Agape, who have been producing three of Mangiarotti’s monumental marble basins since 2003, are re-editing some of his rare and hard to find furniture, including the Eros and Incas table groups.
In marble and stone, the tables, first developed for the now-defunct Skipper in 1971 and 1978, are typical Mangiarotti: gravity based interlocking designs with no traditional joints. Agape have launched the pieces to coincide with a new retrospective, Angelo Mangiarotti - Scolpire/Costruire, on until November 8th at the Casa del Mantegna.