Tuesday, 20 October 2020

nuova tendenza

Metropolis Magazine brings us a nice retrospective appreciation of the designs and philosophy of recently departed modernist maestro Enzo Mari (*1932, of COVID-19 with his wife, art historian Lea Vergine *1936, of six decades also dying from the disease the next day)—whom drew much of his inspiration and outlook from the idealism of the Arts and Crafts movement. In addition to creative toys and the picture book “The Apple and the Butterfly” and informing the DIY trend, Mari produced signature furnishings for various studios including Danes, Gavina, Artemide, Castelli and Olivetti and his most iconic pieces include the award-winning Delfina and Tonietta chairs and the Legato table.