Pair of “Eros” side tables, designed by Angelo Mangiarotti and manufactured by Skipper in 1972.
Made of white Carrara marble.
Excellent vintage condition.
The Eros series by Angelo Mangiarotti is a collection of tables presented in 1971.
The main feature of the series is the cone-shaped marble leg that fits into cone-shaped wholes in the marble top.
The weight and rigidity of marble give stability to the structure.
The collection features twenty different kinds of tables, available in four different kinds of marble: black Marquina, Mondragone, White Carrara, and Arabescato.
One of the great names of Twentieth-century Italian design, a committed, cultivated and brilliant designer, capable of embracing the ideals of the Modern Movement and going beyond them with his experimental and extremely original designs, Angelo Mangiarotti has succeeded in applying his unique talent to projects of different scales, ranging from architecture to design.
An advocate of rigorous functionalism, he has never neglected the pursuit of elegance and beauty in his work. He pushed beyond conventional boundaries and moved into sculpture with his skillful reflections on plasticity and form, always using contemporary materials and production processes. His approach, and the principles that underlie it, have always been the result of a profound awareness of the importance of values with an ethical dimension. Angelo Mangiarotti has created his own ‘happiness’ through the ‘correctness’ of his practice, cleverly managing to reconcile the inescapable dualism of ethics and aesthetics.