Designed by Angelo Mangiarotti for Skipper from the ‘Eros’ series, Nero Marquina marble round dining or center table with top fitted on a conical base. This elegant organic table has beautiful subtle veining throughout the black Marquina marble. Original Skipper label on underside. As the label attests, this Mangiarotti Nero Marquina marble table is from the more rare original 1971 production for Skipper.
Given Mangiarotti’s research on furniture without joints, this side table is an example of the result of a gravity interlocking design in which the side tabletop because of its weight stably fits into the truncated conical base. 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.