Born in Milan in 1921, Angelo Mangiarotti studied architecture at the Politechnical School of Milan. He built a career in architecture and industrial design. In 1953, Mangiarotti moved in the United States and worked as a professor at the Technological Institute of Illinois, where he met Frank Lloyd Wright, Walter Gropius and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe ; distinguished personnalities of Bauhaus. In 1960, Mangiarotti returned to Italy and founded an architecture agency with Bruno Morasutti. In 1989, he developped Mangiarotti & Associates Office, an agency based in Tokyo. Mangiarotti concentrated his work in the plastic research in its globality. He received many prizes for his work as architect and designer like : Domus Formica Prize in 1956 as well as Il Compasso d’Oro ADI for his career in 1994.