Angelo Mangiarotti

Angelo Mangiarotti was born in 1921 in Milan, where he graduated in architecture from the Polytechnic in 1948.
From 1953 to 1954 he was visiting professor at the Institute of Technology in Chicago and participated in the competition for the city loop.
During the period he attended Frank Lloyd Wright, Walter Gropius, Mies van der Rohe, Konrad Wachsmann.
He returned to Italy and opened a studio in Milan in 1955 with Bruno Morassutti.
The association will cease in 1960.
The Salmoiraghi portable sewing machine dates from 1958: model 44.
In 1967 he designed the Cub8 for Poltronova.
He also collaborates with Cassina, Knoll, Artemide, Colle.
In 1974 he designed the Snaidero factory in Majano del Friuli and the modular system for the Dashboard kitchen for the industry of the same name; the prototype is accepted in the design collection of MOMA in New York.
In 1989 he founded Mangiarotti & Associati based in Tokyo.
Active in the field of urban planning and architecture, he experiments with the techniques of prefabrication and industrial production.
He was awarded the Compasso d'Oro for his career in 1994. The Technischen Universität of Munich awarded him an honorary degree in engineering in 1998. He died in Milan in 2011.