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$ 25,000

'Eros' Rare Marble Coffee Table

Documentation Signed
Period 1950-1979
Materials Marquina marble
Dimensions
W. 49.25 in; H. 15.75 in; D. 51.25 in;
W. 125.1 cm; H. 40.01 cm; D. 130.18 cm;
Condition Good. In excellent condition with no chips in marble
Creation Date 1971
Description Angelo Mangiarotti for Skipper very rare and large Triforglio coffee table in black Marquina marble with an elegant shamrock-shape designed tabletop interlocked with tops of three fitted conical bases. Original skipper sticker on underside.

Given Mangiarotti's research on furniture without joints, this table was an example of the result of a gravity interlocking design in which the tabletop because of its weight stably fits into the truncated conical legs. The word 'Eros' refers to the male-female coupling of this interlocking solution. It is truly an ingenious and elegant design.
Styles / Movements Mid Century, Modern
200 Lex Booth Number 47
Book References Beppe Finessi, Su Mangiarotti: Architettura, Design, Scultura, Milan, 2002, pp. 184- 185 Giuliana Gramigna and Paola Biondi, Il design in Italia dell”arredamento domestico, Turin, 1999, p. 294 Giuliana Gramigna, Repertorio del design italiano 1950-20
Dealer Reference Number MAN206
Incollect Reference Number 335368
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