Designed by Angelo Mangiarotti for Skipper from the Eros series, iconic black or Nero Marquina marble console table with large elliptical top fitted on two conical bases. This elegantly organic console table has exquisite veining throughout on the beautifully aged polished marble. Original Skipper label on underside of console table. This labeled Mangiarotti Nero Marquina marble console is from the original 1971 production for Skipper and is more rare to find these days.
Given Mangiarotti’s research on furniture without joints, this console 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