Enzo Mari (1932-)

Mari, one of most prominent Italian industrial designers, contributed significantly to the emergent concept of design in 1950s. Today he maintains his idea that a design should embody the response to cultural change.

1932Born in Novara, northeastern Italy.
1952Studied at Academia di Belle Arti di Brera di Milano.
1956Began designing for Daneze along with Bruno Munari.
1972Exhibited his work at the New Domestic Landscape Exhibit at the Museum of Modern Art in New York.
1977Appointed as chairman of Associazione per il Disegno Industriale. (ADI, Association for Industrial Design)
2002Received an honorary bachelor degree from Politecnio di Milano. (Polytechnic University of Milan)
2004Appointed as an honorary visiting professor at the Oribe Institute of Design in Gifu Prefecture, a foundation for industrial and cultural promotion.