Roncoferraro / Italy

Agapecasa extends the vision of Agape to the whole of domestic life, with original products that are refined, functional and modern. The Mangiarotti Collection is a collection of furniture made from prototypes, designed by Angelo Mangiarotti from the early 50s onwards: design classics, carefully tested and updated in full agreement with Studio Mangiarotti. The collection includes objects for everyday living, all very diverse, although designed by the same author, extremely relevant to today's needs, and consistent, despite having been designed over a fifty-year period. Conceived by a designer who has been able to experiment with and establish new reference parameters in typology, form and construction, the collection proposes objects that deal in an unconventional way with the objects that inhabit our lives (chairs, tables, shelves and storage units), making them functional in an intelligent, innovative way, and giving them appropriate, yet sophisticated and unusual form.

The Mangiarotti Collection

The "Mangiarotti Collection" consists of 13 projects carried out carefully following the drawings of Angelo Mangiarotti, and based on the reliefs and study of the original models. The projects carried out by the maestro from the early fifties onwards have been thoroughly analyzed from the technical and constructive point of view, then further checked and re-interpreted to meet the changing needs of our time and adapted to today's current standards of quality, strength and safety requirements. The "Mangiarotti Collection" faithfully reproduces some of Mangiarotti's most famous projects, now made taking into account the need for a more contemporary production, introducing small variations in construction but carefully preserving the theoretical, compositional and formal aspects of one of the great artists of the twentieth century. As a further guarantee of quality and originality, each object in the collection is branded with the signature of the designer while the furniture in marble and stone has an electronic tag. This makes it possible to trace all relevant data and characteristics, from serial number to dealer's name and even customer, and from the materials to the technologies used in production. In this way signature and tag certify the undiscussed originality of the product.

Angelo Mangiarotti

Angelo Mangiarotti, is 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. Like Mies van der Rohe, but with an engineering background; like Jean Prouvé, but with a freer and more creative spirit; like Constantin Brancusi, but in line with the construction technology of his time: this is Angelo Mangiarotti. He has succeeded in applying his unique talent to projects of different scales, ranging from architecture to design and, although an advocate of rigorous functionalism, has never neglected the pursuit of elegance and beauty in his work. He pushed beyond conventional boundaries and moved into sculpture with his skilful reflections on plasticity and form, always using contemporary materials and production processes. His approach, and the principles that underlieit, have always been the result of a profound awareness of the importance of values that have an ethical dimension, and he has created his own 'happiness' through the 'correctness' of his practice, cleverly managing to reconcile the inescapable dualism of ethics and aesthetics. ... More ... less

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