Table perpetual calendar designed by Enzo Mari in 1967. An Icon of Italian design.
Table perpetual calendar inspired by railway signs and therefore has an immediate effectiveness, Originated by functional need of pressing a one-piece-base and assure the object’s stability.
All cards spin around a pin and indicate month, number and day of the week.
ABS base, sheets made of litographed PVC.
Enzo Mari was born in 1932 in Novara. Since the time of his studies at the “Accademia delle Belle Arti” in Milan, he had an intensive artistic activity, with personal and collective exhibitions in various museums of contemporary arts.
In 1963 he became the coordinator of the italian group “Nuove Tendenze” (New Trends), caring in 1965 the exhibition of optical kinetic, and program-art for the “Biennale” of Zagreb .
He took part of variuos editions of the “Biennale” of Venice and the “Triennale” of Milan. In the same period he started his activity as designer, at the beginning with personal research, later in collaboration with various companies in grafic and editorial areas and in the sector of industrial produkts and the organisation of exhibitions.
Characteristic of his complete work, which is presenting one of the most popular of the Italian Design, is the continious research and experimentation of new shapes and signifities of products, even being contrast with the traditional mould of Industrial Design.
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