Angelo Mangiarotti

and designer

"Mangiarotti managed to apply his own ingenuity to both architecture and design, taking his own work to the very verge of sculpture, always using cutting-edge production processes and materials backed up by proper know-how, blinging together the dual qualities of ethics and aesthetics." Beppe Finessi

Born in Milan, 1921, Angelo Mangiarotti graduated in architecture from the Politecnico di Milano in 1948. He died in Milan in 2002. Between 1953 and 1954 he worked in the United States of America. In 1955, back from the United States, he opened a studio in Milan with Bruno Morassutti and in 1989 he set up the Mangiarotti & Associates Office based in Tokyo. The theoretical foundamentals of its work are expressed in the book “In the name of architecture”, published in 1987. Angelo Mangiarotti combined his professional activity with an intensive teaching role in the most important universities in Italy and abroad.
In the design activity, Mangiarotti he's also a sculptor; sculpture is an interest that got him very influenced in the last twenty years of his career. Angelo Mangiarotti was a founding member of ADI - Associazione per il Disegno Industriale. In 1994 he was honoured with the ADI Compasso d'oro for career achievements. In 2002 he received a Honoris Causa Degree in Industrial Design from Politecnico di Milano.