Enzo Mari

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Enzo Mari (April 27, 1932[1][2] – October 19, 2020) was an Italian modernist artist and furniture designer. He was inspired by the arts and crafts movement, and his political views as a communist. Mari was born in Novara, Italy.

In the 1970s, he founded the Nuova Tendenza art movement as a professor at Società Umanitaria, also in Milan. Also in that decade, he designed the Sof Sof chair[3] and the "Box" chair.[4]

Mari died on October 19, 2020 in Milan from COVID-19 at the age of 88.[5]

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  1. Moliterno, Gino (2002-09-11). Encyclopedia of Contemporary Italian Culture. Routledge. ISBN 978-1-134-75877-7.
  2. "ENZO MARI". Avantgarde Museum.
  3. "Sof Sof Chair". MoMA Catalog. Retrieved 27 June 2012.
  4. ""Che fare" by Enzo Mari and Gabriele Pezzini". Design Addcit. Archived from the original on 4 July 2017. Retrieved 27 June 2012.
  5. Morto Enzo Mari, icona del design italiano e mondiale (in Italian)