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Angelo Mangiarotti (Italian, 1921-2012) for Skipper Eros Dining Table, Italy, c. 1971, marble, unmarked, ht. 28 1/2, lg. 94 1/2, wd. 57 1/4 in.
Literature: Su Mangiarotti: Architettura, Design, Scultura, Finessi, pp. 182-85 (Angelo Mangiarotti: Matter and Sense),Casati, unpaginated, illustrates models from the series.
Note: Mangiarotti earned a degree in architecture from Milan Politecnico in 1948. In 1953, while serving as a guest lecturer at the Institute of Design at the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago, he made connections to Mies van der Rohe, Frank Lloyd Wright, and Walter Gropius. Mangiarotti returned to Italy in 1955 establishing a firm with Bruno Morasutti, later opening his own firm in 1960. The structural design of the "Eros" tables involves gravity-based embedding between the top and leg made possible by the truncated-conical section of the leg itself, which easily accommodates the table top locking it in a preset position, while the weight of the material makes the embedding even tighter fitting and increases the overall stability of the entire structure.
This table weighs approx. 1,000 lbs. The top alone weighs 650 lbs. The buyer will need 4-6 people when picking this piece up.
Chip to the top of one leg post.
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