AGAPECASA dedicates a new compendium to the refined icons of the Mangiarotti Collection.
Agapecasa dedicates a new compendium to the refined icons of
the Mangiarotti Collection.
This book was born as the result of a long-standing
collaboration with Roberto Barazzuol and, through a new and exclusive
photo shoot, gives the reader a new glance on the beauty of the timeless
objects of Angelo Mangiarotti.
The meticulously curated universe of the Milanese master
where form, geometry and matter are linked inseparably, is revealed
through the photographs of Matteo Lavazza Seranto and the contributions of
Andrea Ferrari, Leo Torri and Maurizio Zatachetto.
A new and complex project, animated by the idea of finding
the perfect space to show and tell the iconic pieces designed by the
great master Angelo Mangiarotti and produced exclusively by Agapecasa.
The modern architecture of the location, an unfinished
residential building still under construction, surrounded by greenery,
has been interpreted through a palette of colors dominated by bright
green and chocolate brown.
The refined and curated settings and styling enhance the
products in a sequence of environments that narrate the entirety of the
collection and showcase the possibilities of furnishing compositions for
Click here to discover the backstage of the shooting with
Roberto Barazzuol and photographer Matteo Lavazza Seranto.
The catalogue offers the reader a complete and in-depth view
of the Mangiarotti Collection describing its art and history, section by
section thanks to its well articulated structure and organization of the
The typography, the careful choice of papers and the
precious details pay homage to the exquisite and authentic originality of
these extraordinary objects, transforming the catalog into an object of
value, a real book to keep in your library.
You'll find pages dedicated to the making of the products
where the craftsmanship of the materials and the polishing processes
become the symbol of the experience of the best Italian artisans.
Two inserts offer a more in-depth view: pages made special
by the content and a careful selection of papers. The
first, "Angelo Mangiarotti: a portrait", is dedicated to
the life and career of the architect and his and delicate intuitions; the
second, "The perfect place", is about the "Abitare
Gonzaga" exhibition set-up in 2016 in the historic and extraordinary
location of the Palazzo Ducale in Mantua.
Page by page, each and every object of the Mangiarotti
Collection is thoroughly described. Tables, chairs and bookshelves
are introduced by sketches and tales of the long research and
experimentation process that became a distinctive feature of the
Maestro’s projects, since the Fifties. The products, with all the
details, are then illustrated through detailed technical sheets, like the
one that offers an overview of the shapes of the Eros table or the
different configurations of the Cavalletto and Loico programs.
From the variants to the measures, going through the
finishes and materials section:technical pages that offer a 360-degree
overview of all the Agapecasa products.
Barazzuol Art Director, graphic designer and stylist,
Roberto Barazzuol has worked with the most famous names in the Italian
and international fashion (GAP and Benetton) and design industry like
Arclinea and Arper. In his work, the style he interprets is a tale of elegance
and cultural refinement. 72steps is the name of his current studio
operating in Udine, Italy.
Seranto Professional photographer since 2004, he lives between
Udine and Venice. Always attracted by photojournalism and research
photography, unexpected circumstances pushed him towards photographic
projects related to the world of design and furniture resulting in some
prestigious awards for his work. In the last ten years, many of his
projects have found the way to print, both commercial and art.