Angelo Mangiarotti was born in Milano in 1921. He graduated in Architecture in 1948 at Politecnico di Milano. From 1953 to 1954 he worked in the United States and got to know Frank Lloyd Wright, Walter Gropius, Mies van der Rohe and Konrad Wachsmann. In 1954 he opened his architectural firm together with Bruno Morassutti, and in 1989 he founded Mangiarotti & Associates in Tokyo. From 1986 to 1992 he was art director of Colle Cristalleria.