Angelo Mangiarotti 'Eros' Dining Table Carrara Marble Italy 1970s
Angelo Mangiarotti, 'Eros' dining table, Carrara marble, Italy, 1970s
This sculptural table by Angelo Mangiarotti is a skillful example of postmodern design. The table is executed in white marble. The oval table features no joints or clamps and is architectural in its structure. The table rests on the two cone shaped legs and the construction is gravity-based. The top 'locks' itself onto the marble cones that are placed in the centre. These are kept in place as a result of the weight of the material. As a consequence, the entire structure is stable and strong. The oval shape of the top combined with the columns result in a sculptural and architectural piece that has traits of Classicism.
Angelo Mangiarotti (1921-2012) was an Italian architect and Industrial designer with a reputation to mainly focus on the needs of the users of furniture. His designs are solid and strong and he always used materials that would stand the test of time. Being schooled as an architect, Mangiarotti was very precise in using the right material and the right sizing for his designs. Literature: - Gramigna, Giuliana. Repertorio del Design Italiano, 1950-2000 per L'Arredamento Domestico. Allemandi: Torino, 2003, p. 192.