Enzo Mari (b. 1932) has worked in different directions guided by a reflection on the meaning of form in design. This in activity began in the fifties, with his research on visual perception, and he is one of the exponents of the movement Arte programmata e Cinetica. Parallel to this artistic research, through a formal survey of individual nature, he began his work as a designer, with an interest that ended to graphic design and architecture. He attended several courses in different European schools and universities.
He is a member of the Centro Studi e Archivio della Comunicazione of Parma, in whose archives are gathered around nine thousand of his original drawings. Enzo Mari’s research and design work has been honored with several awards, including four “Compasso d’Ouro.” He has participated in the International Art Biennale of Venice and in numerous exhibitions such as “Il lavoro al centro” at the Centre d’Art Santa Monica, Barcelona in 1999, the Milan Triennale in 2000 or “Enzo Mari, L’Arte del Design” at the Galleria Civica d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea of Turin in 2008. His works and design objects are part of important museum collections, such as the MoMA in New York, or the Musée du Louvre in Paris.