The lamp offered is the very rare pendant from the ‘Spirali’ series, which Mangiarotti designed in 1974 for the Milanese lighting firm Candle.
Period: 1979-1979. Materials: Chrome.
Measurements: height 9.9 in. (25 cm), diameter: 15.8 in. (40 cm).
Angelo Mangiarotti (1921-2012) was one of the grand masters of Italian design. Like many other great Italian designers he was trained as an architect at the Politechnico di Milano. In the early 1950’s he thaught as a visiting professor at the Illinois Institute of Tecnology in Chicago, where he met architects like Mies van der Rohe, Walter Gropius and Frank Lloyd Wright. Back in Italy he developed his own sensitive, sculptural style. During his career - which spanned over six decades - Mangiarotti received many awards and served numerous high profile clients, like Artemide, Cassina, Fontana Arte, Knoll, Poltronova, Vistosi and Zanotta.
Literature: - G. Gramigna, Repertorio 1950-1980 (Milano 1985), p. 409.
‘Spirale’ Italian Pendant Lamp by Angelo Mangiarotti
Good, some Wear consistent with age and use.