With a career spanning over 60 years, Angelo Mangiarotti has designed everything from cutlery and clocks to lighting, furniture and buildings. In celebration of the collaborative re-edition of a new furniture collection by AgapeCasa and Studio Mangiarotti, Luminaire is honored to present the work of this iconic master, whose work consistently embodies a balance of rigorous study, purity of function and sculptural elegance.
Angelo Mangiarotti’s inspirations were never limited to his home country. His extensive range of influences includes Bauhaus masters Walter Gropius and Mies van der Rohe, whom he encountered while a guest professor at Chicago’s Illinois Institute of Technology in the 1950s, to natural materials and essential, simplified lines drawn from traditional Japanese design.
Leading architecture studios in both Milan and Tokyo during his career, Mangiarotti also served as art director of glass manufacturer Colle Cristalleria and has held numerous visiting professorships at institutions including the Istituto Superiore di Disegno Industriale in Venice, the University of Hawaii, Switzerland’s École Politecnique Fédérale of Lausanne and in Australia, the University of Adelaide and the South Australian Institute of Technology. Additionally, he has been the recipient of numerous awards including the coveted Compasso d’Oro in 1994.
Italian manufacturer Agape has recently extended its range of action and widened its horizons of poetic awareness to encompass the entire home environment, offering its loyal and cultured customers a new brand, AgapeCasa. Featuring a new range of products for every room in the house, AgapeCasa proudly presents the “Mangiarotti Collection,” developed from original drawings and models and created in collaboration with the Mangiarotti Studio in Milan. Luminaire Lab is honored to offer this essential snapshot of a true design luminary.