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Enzo Mari

Enzo Mari

born 1932, is an Italian graphic artist and designer. Winner of four Compasso d’oro awards, Mari has worked with the world’s leading companies and has designed objects that are milestones in the history of Italian and world design. In his constant research and experimentation with new forms and meaning of industrial products, he has always been keenly interested in investigating the mechanisms of the market. Mari has been president of the Industrial Design Association. His works are displayed in some of the world’s leading museums, including New York’s MOMA, and in 2008 Turin’s Modern Art Gallery (GAM) has celebrated his work with a large exhibition. Alessandro Mendini said about Enzo Mari that he ‘is the conscience of us all, the conscience of designers.’ Mari’s books include: Progetto e passione (2001) and La valigia senza manico (2004), published by Bollati Boringhieri; Autoprogettazione? (Corraini, 2002); Lezioni di disegno (Rizzoli, 2008); Venticinque modi per piantare un chiodo (Mondadori, 2011).

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