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Enzo Mari

Enzo Mari was one of the leading theorists of Italian and world design, appreciated for his rebellious and brilliant style that classifies him as one of the greatest designers of the twentieth century. Master of self-design, he works on various fronts, from graphics to design and architecture, also teaching in the most prestigious Italian schools and universities including the Politecnico di Milano. Its products range from seating to tables to furnishing accessories and are the result of a continuous search for shape, which for Enzo Mari represents the meaning of an object. Sof Sof chairs and Frate table for Driade are just some of his successful works.

Enzo Mari breaks the schemes of industrial design and boasts numerous awards including 5 Compassi d'Oro.

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Luminary, extraordinary and original, creator of over 1,500 works, Enzo Mari will be remembered forever as a "giant" of Made in Italy design.
He was born in Novara in 1932, he studied at the Brera Academy and in the 1950s he took part in the avant-garde movements. He participates in many solo and group exhibitions, including the Venice Biennal and the Milan Triennal. The “Proposta per un’autoprogettazione” leaves a mark in the history of design, the exhibition presented in 1974 in the Milan Gallery, in which Enzo Mari presents a series of drawings and instructions for creating "do-it-yourself" furniture. The designer dies on October 19 2020 and his works are exhibited in the most important art and design museums in the world.