Mid-century Vase by Angelo Mangiarotti for Knoll International c.1960
This is an original marble vase by Angelo Mangiarotti for Knoll International. The tall, round vase is reversible with one deep side and one shallow side. This piece has retained its original finish and has the appropriate patina for the age and use. There is one tiny chip on the rim of one side denoted in photos.
- CREATOR Knoll International.
- DATE OF MANUFACTURE c.1960, Made in Italy.
- MATERIALS AND TECHNIQUES Marble.
- CONDITION Good. Wear consistent with age and use.
- DIMENSIONS H 6 in. Diameter 9 in.
Highly esteemed for his researched and controlled approach to materials, Italian architect, sculptor, and designer Angelo Mangiarotti was born in Milan in 1921. Having graduated from the Politecnico di Milano with an architecture degree in 1948, he moved to the United States in 1953.
Beyond his many architectural feats, Mangiarotti’s portfolio includes a wide array of creative projects that demonstrate his masterfully modern handling of traditional materials like glass and marble. His designs were produced by the most progressive brands of his day, including Artemide, Bernini, Cappellini and Knoll. He’s also famous for his collection of Murano glass-line Giogali Lighting produced by Vistosi.
In 2012, Mangiarotti passed away in Milan at the age of 91. His daughter Anna Mangiarotti works closely with Vistosi to manufacture her father’s designs as well as her own. Since 2010, Agape Casa has owned the license to produce a number of Mangiarotti’s most beloved designs.