Zanotta in the exhibition "Enzo Mari" at C-Mine in Genk

The exhibition curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist together with Francesca Giacomelli - presented for the first time at Milan Triennale 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In addition to projects, models, drawings, thematic in-depth studies - with often unpublished materials from the Enzo Mari Archive - there will be a series of contributions by contemporary international artists and designers invited to pay homage to the master with new installations. Zanotta contributes to this story with some simple and essential Mari’s projects, design exercises 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 Museo free-standing coat stand, designed in 1991, an archetypal object in form, refined and durable, capable of withstanding changes in taste;the Wunderkammer showcase, designed in 1993, a system of hanging containers that "responds to the need and desire to display and compose those collections of small objects or memories that everyone possesses".

C-Mine in Genk, February 11 to May 28, 2023