Designed by Angelo Mangiarotti for Skipper from the Eros series, Carrara marble side table with top fitted on conical base. This elegantly organic table has beautiful subtle veining throughout. Original Skipper label on underside. As the label attests, this Mangiarotti Carrara marble table is from the more rare original 1971 production for Skipper and not 2000 production.
Given Mangiarotti’s research on furniture without joints, this table was an example of the result of a gravity interlocking design in which the console top because of its weight stably fits into the truncated conical legs. The word “Eros” refers to the male-female coupling of this interlocking solution. It is truly an ingenious and elegant design.
Beppe Finessi, Su Mangiarotti: Architettura, Design, Scultura, Milan, 2002, pp. 182- 185
Giuliana Gramigna and Paola Biondi, Il design in Italia dell”arredamento domestico, Turin, 1999, p. 294, fig. 2
Giuliana Gramigna, Repertorio del design italiano 1950-2000 per l’arredamento domestico, Volume 1, Turin, 2003, p. 192