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Enzo Mari | The Design Museum
Enzo Mari | The Design Museum

Enzo Mari | The Design Museum

Curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist with Francesca Giacomelli.

When + Where

15 Jun 2024, 10:00

The Design Museum, 224-238 Kensington High St, London W8 6AG, UK


Enzo Mari curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist with Francesca Giacomelli


Tickets available at

★★★★★ The Telegraph ★★★★ The Guardian

The Desing Mueum are delighted to showcase the first ever UK museum exhibition devoted to one of the most

significant Italian designers of the 20th  century, Enzo Mari, whose designs have inspired generations of creatives around the world. 

Mari has been described as ‘design’s conscience’, and his stance was one of activism, calling for a greater social responsibility in design, and access to knowledge.

Produced by Triennale Milano, the unmissable retrospective includes the full spectrum of Mari’sprolific output, from his work as a designer, but also as an artist, teacher, critic and theorist. In total, more than 300 objects are on display – most have not been seen in the UK before. Ranging from furniture to conceptual installation-based works, and from product design to graphics. Also on show are his children’s books and games, which were an important aspect of Mari’s output as in his vast creative field. The projects featured in the exhibition can collectively be considered the most representative works of the nearly 2,000 Mari created during his career.

The exhibition also includes a number of tributes from contemporary international artists who reflect on Mari’s extraordinary life and legacy through site-specific installations and new, specially commissioned works, including pieces by Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, Mimmo Jodice, Dozie Kanu, Adrian Paci, Barbara Stauffacher Solomon, Rirkrit Tiravanija, Nanda Vigo, Danh Vō and Virgil Abloh.

When you visit, explore the exhibition with The Fable Family Trail – designed to inspire families, children and young people to get creative! Available on the website for free download, or ask for a copy before entering the gallery (print version subject to availability).

Share your favourite designs with us @designmuseum using #DesignMuseum #EnzoMariExhibition


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