Angelo Mangiarotti Italian Eros Console White Carrara Marble for Skipper, 1971


White Carrara marble console by Angelo Mangiarotti for Skipper Eros, circa 1971. The console table is produced by Skipper and is in very good vintage condition. Designed by Angelo Mangiarotti for Skipper from the 'Eros' series, Carrara marble console with top fitted on two conical bases, Italy, 1971. 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. 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. Angelo Mangiarotti (1921-2012) was an Italian architect and Industrial designer with a reputation to mainly focus on the needs of the users of furniture. His designs are solid and strong and he always used materials that will stand the test of time. Mangiarotti was very precise in using the right material and the right sizing for his designs. Excellent condition with no chips or repairs.