enzo mari and gabriele pezzini
 
enzo mari and gabriele pezzini enzo mari and gabriele pezzini
jan 27, 2010

enzo mari and gabriele pezzini

‘box’ by enzo mari image © designboom

enzo mari and gabriele pezzini : che fare galerie alain gutharc, paris from january 9th to february 20th, 2010

‘che fare’ is an exhibition that bypasses the clichés of the production routine of objects and wishes to stimulate a critical discussion on the situation of industrial design today and in general.

‘box’ and ‘frate’ by enzo mari, a view into the exhibition image © designboom

the small exhibit stems from the idea of comparing the work of two authors who agree upon several aspects of their working practices in spite of having been formed in very different periods of time.

‘box’ by enzo mari, produced by castelli, 1971 image © designboom

… two designers who have been formed in very different periods of time. what they seek is a perfect balance between constraints of marketing, production and manufacturer’s culture, in an attempt to evolve a form that is efficient and durable – a standard that survives passing fads and decorative caprices to impose a reference.

‘frate’ by enzo mari, produced by driade, 1973 image © designboom

detail of ‘frate’ by enzo mari image © designboom

detail of ‘frate’ by enzo mari image © designboom‘che fare’ (what to do) – a question without a question mark.

‘does this emptiness refer to my person only? what are the other million ‘designers’ – most of them young designers – doing? I guess that all of them want a non-alienated job and I know the majority doesn’t find one. some designers dream of a possible transformation, … generally, a product comes to life in the dialogue between a designer and an entrepreneur. the designer is responsible for the ‘shape’, entrepreneurs are responsible for the economic aspects of the product’s realization, and also of how to impose it on a fiercely competitive market. from my own experience I realized that a good product can be created when a practical and efficient entrepreneur embraces at least 20% of the designer’s utopia! this happens very rarely.’ enzo mari

‘delta’ and ‘sof sof’ by enzo mari image © designboom

‘sof sof’ by enzo mari, produced by driade, 1971 image © designboom

detail of ‘sof sof’ by enzo mari image © designboom

detail of ‘sof sof’ by enzo mari image © designboom

’16 animals’ by enzo mari, produced by danese, 1957 image © designboom

‘putrella’ by enzo mari, produced by danese, 1958 image © designboom

‘pago pago’ by enzo mari, produced by danese, 1968 image © designboom

detail of ‘pago pago’ by enzo mari ‘pago pago’ by enzo mari image © designboom

detail of ‘dancer’ by gabriele pezzini image © designboom

‘dancer’ by gabriele pezzini, produced by maxdesign, 2004 image © designboom

detail of ‘dancer’ by gabriele pezzini image © designboom

‘clarté’ by gabriele pezzini, produced by oluce, 2008 image © designboom

‘clarté’ by gabriele pezzini image © designboom

‘moving’ seat by gabriele pezzini, produced by maxdesign, 2003 image © designboom

‘moving’ by gabriele pezzini image © designboom

‘wired chair’ by gabriele pezzini, produced by nice company and maxdesign, 2003 image © designboom

detail of ‘wired chair’ by gabriele pezzini image © designboom

‘match radio’ and ‘crystal’ by gabriele pezzini, produced by maxdesign, 2004 image © designboom

detail of ‘crystal’ by gabriele pezzini image © designboom

‘match radio’ by gabriele pezzini, produced by area plus, 2001 image © designboom

‘match radio’ by gabriele pezzini image © designboom

gabriele pezzini image © designboom

entrance of the exhibition image © designboom

  • Mari is my design hero, but I did not know about Gabriele Pezzini. Thank you for sharing.

    ste says:
  • Mari es el mejor, el maestro

    oswaldo. says:

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