Italian, 1921 - 2012
Angelo Mangiarotti was an Italian designer and architect who focused on industrial process and design production. Mangiarotti believed strongly in the correct use of proper technique and built his reputation on the idea that one should never forget the real needs of users. He graduated from the Architecture School of Politecnico di Milano in 1948, moved to the U.S. in 1953 and worked as a visiting professor at the Illinois Institute of Technology where met the likes of Konrad Wachsmann, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Frank Lloyd Wright and Walter Gropius. In 1955, Mangiarotti returned to Italy. Then he went on to teach at various academic institutions worldwide. Angelo Mangiarotti tables lighting & furniture remain very popular today.