“Autoprogettazione” by Enzo Mari (1974)

July 20, 2016

Autoprogettazione is a project started in 1974 by Italian designer Enzo Mari. As the name of the project suggests (auto = self and progettazione = design), Mari created éxercises’ where furniture pieces can be assembled using very basic tools and materials. The vision being to create good design, ‘good’ design being design that responds honestly to human needs. The construction techniques supplied is elementary, allowing the creator to interpret and construct it as they see fit. In doing so the constructor starts developing a critical eye towards production and products on the market. An innovative project that motivates research through practice.