Angelo Mangiarotti (1921-2012) for Skipper
Pair of Carrara Marble Consoles from ‘Eros’ Series
Italy, 1971
Angelo Mangiarotti (1921-2012) for Skipper
Pair of Carrara Marble Consoles from ‘Eros’ Series
Italy, 1971
28 1⁄2 h x 71 w x 17 1⁄2 d in (73 x 181 x 45 cm)

Designed by Angelo Mangiarotti for Skipper from the Eros series, iconic pair of Carrara marble console tables each with large elliptical top fitted on two conical bases. These elegantly organic console tables have beautiful subtle veining throughout. Original Skipper labels on underside of each console table. As these label attest, these Mangiarotti Carrara console tables are from the more rare original 1971 production for Skipper and not 2000 production. Furthermore, these Mangiarotti Carrara marble consoles are even more rare to find as a pair from this original 1971 Skipper production.

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.

Provenance
Literature

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

Price: $50,000/pair, $25,000/each
Item #: MAN205
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