1962 CAP53 / History




The CAP53 vases from 1962 are yet another striking example of Angelo Mangiarotti’s attitude towards materials and production processes. With this project, persuaded by the mechanical characteristics and the elevated corrosion resistance of the material, the Master makes yet another incursion into metal working. 




The shape of the vases is generated by a simple geometric principle where two circles of different diameter meet at different distances resulting in a section that, when lathed, can generate a vast number of different three-dimensional objects. 




While this family of vases uses the same, lost-wax, production method of the SK207 table, there is literally a “twist”. The Inner parts and the most external edges of these cast-bronze objects are machined, resulting in a strikingly different texture and shine. Material, process and geometry once again work together as one to create truly unique objects. Casting and polishing celebrate the color, the brilliance and the texture of the material in an articulated vocabulary of simple yet sensual forms, derived from intuition and experimentation.