Enzo Mari curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist with Francesca Giacomelli

Enzo Mari curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist with Francesca Giacomelli

Enzo Mari curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist with Francesca Giacomelli, is a major exhibition devoted to the work and ideas of Enzo Mari, one of the most important designers, artists, critics, and theorists. Among the pieces on display there will also be the vast production of art edition, products and graphics realized for Danese Milano over the years.

Triennale Milano
October 17, 2020 - April 18, 2021

16 Animali, 16 Autori

16 Animali, 16 Autori Curated by Giulio Iacchetti
On the eve of Christmas, Danese Milano decided to celebrate an icon of Italian design like 16 animali, the puzzle designed by Enzo Mari in 1957 dedicated to the youngest.

Giulio Iacchetti, Art Director of Danese and curator of the exhibition 16 ANIMALI, 16 AUTORI, asked 16 important international personalities from the world of design, architecture, graphics and fashion to give tribute to Enzo Mari and his work for Danese Milano.

Each of them has been entrusted with one of the sixteen animals to be reinterpreted, colored, personalized. The result of these creative interventions will be a collective exhibition of unique pieces, which will open on December 16, 2019, set up in the spaces of Danese Showroom in Milan in Piazza San Nazaro in Brolo where these 16 animals will be presented and described by their authors.
 The exhibition takes up a project that Enzo Mari developed in 1965 for the Danese spaces and exhibitions, in which trapezoidal cardboard modules are freely composed, generating plans that develop with organic forms. 

In the words of Giulio Iacchetti: "This small exhibition is first of all a tribute to the Master Enzo Mari and his projects for Danese, so epic and powerful, of which the 16 Animals are a spearhead of excellence. We also thought about children, since the 16 Animals, like many other products by Danese, were and are designed for the game of childrens. 
The exhibition was made possible thanks to a series of interventions: 15 friends, designers, architects, stylists and many others, together with me, thanks to their original approach, unedited and generous, have returned to us 16 unique, colorful and original animals that will be kept in the Danese's archive".

The names of the 16 authors: 

Arthur Arbesser


Pierre Charpin
Michele De Lucchi Artworks
Nathalie Du Pasquier

Alessandro Gnocchi
Alessandro Guerriero
Maria Christina Hamel

Giulio Iacchetti
Giovanni Levanti

Franco Raggi

Studio Irvine

Elena Salmistraro

Olimpia Zagnoli

Cino Zucchi Architetti

Danese Milano @ Design Week 2019

Danese Milano @ Design Week 2019
The Danese 2019 collection and the work with which it was conceived can be summed up by the word RICUCITURE, or a series of design operations that can relate to the past and present of Danese.
Gentle sewing operations to bring out friendships, proximity and empathy between existing and new products, also investigating areas never explored before by Danese (see the accessory for the person) and also feeding the strand of material and functional research, an aspect always present in previous Danese collections.
The idea is to move in different directions to emphasize the free and transversal spirit of Danese.
I thought of using a drawing to better tell the story of the new collection, the work moved according to three design actions: RELATIONS, REISSUES, RESEARCH. The set diagram shown here should help you to better orient yourself among the elements of the new collection.

Giulio Iacchetti

Design Week 2019
Curated by Giulio Iacchetti

Official Preview - Saturday, 6th April 2019, 7.00 PM
Danese Showroom - Piazza San Nazaro in Brolo, 15

The 2019 Danese Collection will be presented
at the Danese showroom in Piazza San Nazaro in Brolo, 15
9th-14th April, 10.00 am - 9.00 pm