Designed by Angelo Mangiarotti for Skipper from the Eros series, black Marquina marble console table with top fitted on two conical bases. This elegantly organic console table has beautiful subtle veining throughout and is from the original 1971 production for Skipper, Italy.
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