Enzo Mari

Driven by the belief that designing is a deep drive of every human being, Enzo Mari (Novara, 1932 - Milano, 2020) experienced a period of self-training until he attended the Brera Academy in Milan, where he stood out for his scenography projects and games for children, and started to support himself with his work. Fully convinced that a project should originate beautiful objects for common people, Mari made his best-known creations during the '60s: among the most significant are the objects for Danese (vases, bowls, ashtrays), the graphic projects for Olivetti, the seats for Driade and Zanotta, the tools for Alessi and the “Aggregato” lamp for Artemide. His utopian approach to design, which identifies the designer as an interpreter of human needs and a creator of useful objects outside the market trends, made him one of the most ingenious and innovative designers of the 20th century. His work is celebrated by prestigious museums such as the MoMa, which include Mari’s objects in their permanent collections.

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