Elegant set of 4 dining chairs designed by Enzo Mari for Driade. Chromed steel rod frame with charcoal cotton upholstery in excellent vintage condition. Priced as a set.
Enzo Mari (1932-2020) was an Italian designer, artist, and theorist who played a prominent role in shaping the postwar Italian design scene. Mari’s work was characterized by its simplicity, functionality, and social engagement. He was a proponent of democratic design, which aimed to create accessible, affordable, and well-designed products for everyone.
Mari’s career spanned over six decades, during which he worked with numerous prestigious companies, such as Artemide, Danese Milano, and Zanotta, among others. He was also a prolific writer and lecturer, and his work was exhibited in major museums around the world.
Mari’s most iconic design is the “Autoprogettazione” series, a collection of simple furniture pieces that can be easily assembled using only rough-cut planks of wood and a few basic tools. The series embodies Mari’s belief that design should be accessible to everyone and that it should reflect the needs and values of society.
Mari’s legacy continues to influence the design world today, as his ideas about democratic design and social responsibility remain relevant and inspiring to designers.