Angelo Mangiarotti

Italian, 1921 - 2012
Angelo Mangiarotti (1921-2012) was an Italian designer and architect who focused on industrial process and design production. Mangiarotti believed strongly in the correct use of technique and manner and built his reputation on the idea that one should never forget the real needs of users. He graduated from the Architecture School of Politecnico di Milano in 1948, moved to the U.S. in 1953 and worked as a visiting professor at the Illinois Institute of Technology  where me met the likes of Konrad Wachsmann, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Frank Lloyd Wright and Walter Gropius. In 1955, Mangiarotti returned to Italy and opened his own firm in Milan with Bruno Morassutti-which lasted until 1960s. He then went on to teach at various academic institutions worldwide. 
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