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ANGELO MANGIAROTTI retrospective | Galleria Carla Sozzani

Galleria Carla Sozzani brings a Retrospective of 60 years of Angelo Mangiarotti’s extraordinary career as architect, planner, designer, sculptor. His  contribution to Italian culture and vision through drawings, study models, design objects, photographs, sculptures and films from the Archive Studio Mangiarotti in Milan will be showcased in celebration. “Happiness comes from honesty” is grounded in his view of functional industrial design, with materials used and their honest application.

Having influenced generations of architects and designers in conveying his methods, Galleria Carla Sozzani will showcase his influence in design and architecture in the 20th century. ANGELO MANGIAROTTI Retrospettiva: 60 anni di attività dell’Architetto Angelo Mangiarotti.  The exhibition will open on April 6, 2013 and on show from 8th to 14th April 2013 at corso Como 10.

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About ANGELO MANGIAROTTI:  (born in Milan) 1921-2012. After graduating from the Politecnico of Milan in 1948, he embraced the ideals of the Modern Movement, and then seriously pushed beyond them, creating innovative works that combine the economy of means and the aesthetic quality of the structures. Mangiarotti has expressed this theoretical basis in the book “Nel nome dell’architettura”, published in 1987. It highlights the intrinsic characteristics of each object – a design “objective” that is recognized and accepted by the community at large.  Interpreter of a rigorous functionalism, Mangiarotti has never stopped pursuing the ideals of beauty and elegance, rationality and industrial production, integrity of form and simplicity. Gifted with an eclectic creativity his projects range from jewelry, tables and furnishings, office systems, vases, lamps, tableware to houses, industrial facilities, and urban renewal projects. His design work is marked by a lot of prizes received both in the field of design and architecture:

Domus Formica Prize (1956)
In/Arch Prize for Lombardia (1962)
First Prize in the National Prize of Industrial Design of La Spezia Gulf (1963)
AIP-Associazione Italiana Prefabbricatori Prize (1972)
Prix Européen de la Construction Métallique (1979)
Medal and honorary degree at III Mundial Biennal Exhibition of Architecture in Sofia (1986)
First prize at “Concorso Targa Alcan” (1989)
Special mention at In/Arch National Prize (1989)
Design Plus Prize for “Ergonomica” collection (1991)
Marble Architectural Awards (1994)
Compasso d’oro ADI for carrier (1994)
“Honoris Causa” degree in Engineering, Technischen Universitat of Munich (1998)
Gold Metal in Architecture category – Accademia della Torre di Carrara (1998)
“Honoris Causa” degree in Industrial Design, Politecnico di Milano (2002)
Gold Metal for “Apostolo del Design” from Rima Editrice (2006)
Marble Architectural Awards 2007, special mention
Prix “ArchitettiVerona” istituto dall’Ordine degli Architetti P.P.C. di Verona (2009)

ANGELO MANGIAROTTI Retrospettiva: 60 anni di attività dell’Architetto Angelo Mangiarotti.  on show from 8th to 14th April 2013 at corso Como 10.

Sponsors of the exhibition include Agapecasa, Artemide, ColleVilca, Klein&More, Mepra, Unifor and Vetreria Vistosi.

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