Esteemed for his researched and controlled approach to materials, Italian architect, sculptor and designer Angelo Mangiarotti created the almost gravity-defying Aida lamp with its visual disconnect between the base and shade and a pleasing ambient light. Referencing principles of his hailed architecture, where slim, elegant pillars support large and heavy ceilings in an almost impossible lift, Mangiarotti conceived Aida’s beautifully poised silhouette.
Italian architect, sculptor and designer Angelo Mangiarotti was born in Milan in 1921. Mangiarotti is quoted to have said, ”Happiness comes from honesty”. A quote that hints to his overall design approach rooted in the firm belief that architecture was a practical discipline and that industrial design was an expression of fine craftsmanship. He wanted each individual material to be respected and to be used in an appropriate and honest way. Beyond his many architectural feats, Mangiarotti’s body of work boasts a wide array of creative projects from sculpture, to products and lighting. Over the course of his career, he held lecturing positions at a number of distinguished design and architecture schools in Italy and abroad, he won numerous awards in both design and architecture, and his work has been included in exhibitions and collections at some of the world’s leading art and design institutions such as Centre Pompidou in Paris, Triennale Design Museum in Milan and Gallery MA in Tokyo.
Shade Ø: 41cm
Shade in opalescent acrylic glass, base in aluminium and steel
Switching 230V/110V power supply
6,1W 757 lm 3.000K LED
2,5m black rubber cord with dimmer