Thursday, November 3, 2011

Form and Design per Enzo Mari

"Form is what is there - not what seems to be there; therefore, we must speak in terms of the work that brings it to being" - Enzo Mari

One of the most thoughtful and intellectually provocative Italian designers of the late 20th century, ENZO MARI (1932-) has proved as influential to younger generations of designers as to his peers as a writer, teacher, artist and designer of products, furniture and puzzle games. 

Timor Table Calendar, 1967
Sketches by Enzo Mari
Detail of Table
Adal Centrepiece, 1968

"The original power of design to create a utopia must be recovered. If this is the allegory of the potential transformation, the message must reach as many as possible"

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