Mostra Enzo Mari at The Design Museum, London

The exhibition curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist together with Francesca Giacomelli - first set up at Triennale di Milano in 2020 - examines over 60 years of activity of one of the leading masters and theorists of Italian Design, Enzo Mari.
In addition to projects, models, sketches, thematic insights – with many unpublished materials from the E.M. Archive – we find some  interventions by internationally renowned artists and designers, who were invited to pay their homage to this Master with their new installations.
Among them we remind the Belgian studio OpenStructures, Tacita Dean, Rirkrit Tiravanija, Danh Vo and Virgil Abloh, to name a few. Zanotta contributes to this story with a simple and essential Master’s project, design exercise in which form is determined by function and stripped of the superfluous by rejecting experimentalism for its own right: the Tonietta chair, a 1985 project, a masterpiece of formal elegance and constructive perfection (Compasso d’Oro 1987).
The exhibition is open from March 29th to September 9th, 2024.