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Angelo Mangiarotti

Angelo Mangiarotti

Angelo Mangiarotti was born in Milan, Italy in 1921. He went to school for architecture at the Politecnico di Milano, graduating in 1948.

Mangiarotti became a visiting professor for the Illinois Institte of Technology in Chicago in 1953 where he met Frank Lloyd Wright, Walter Gropius, Ludwig Mies van Der Rohe, and Lonrad Wachsmann. In 1955 Mangiarotti moved back to Italy with the goal of opening his own architectureal firm in Milan. 

Mangiarotti was most commonly known for his functional designs, and never forgetting the real needs of the user. His most famous works in modern furniture include Estral Shelving System, Central Table, Incas Table, and Chicago Chair.

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