Table Lamp 'SAFFO' by Angelo MANGIAROTTI
Table lamp designed by Angelo Mangiarotti. Italy, Artemide, 1966.
The 'Saffo' table lamp by Mangiarotti. Aluminium base with hand blown glass and a light fitting.
Literature: G. Gramigna, Repertorio del design italiano 1950-1980, Mondadori, 1985, p. 260.illustrated.
Angelo Mangiarotti 1921–2012, Italian architect and designer Angelo Mangiarotti was known for applying a personal and humanistic approach to functional design. Born in Milan in 1921, he earned a degree in architecture from Milan Politecnico in 1948.
Mangiarotti opened his own firm in 1960. His inventive nature and craftsmanship was employed in numerous projects from marble bowls and glass collections for Knoll to urban planning and industrial design projects. In 1989, he established the Mangiarotti & Associates Office based in Tokyo, Japan. A highly regarded designer, Mangiarotti was presented with the Domus Formica award in 1956, the American Industrial Partners award for industrial construction works in 1972, the gold medal in architecture by the Accademia della Torre of Carrara in 1998, and a dedicated exhibition held at Calenzano's Design Museum in May 2010.
Excellent vintage condition.