"Quattro La Pantera" 1963 Black Panther Poster by Enzo Mari
Danese was founded in 1957 by Bruno Danese and Jacqueline Vodoz showing one-of-a-kind artistic production. A landmark meeting with Bruno Munari and Enzo Mari marked a step forward from the production of unique objects to serial production. Thus was born a new collection of home objects no longer addressed to a specific elite market. Danese became a real experimental laboratory for the concept and production of serial objects through the 1960s and 1970s.
Since 1999 Danese has found again its own leading role in the diversified universe of Italian design, addressing the challenges of contemporary perspectives as the relationships between human beings and objects change and evolve at a rapid rate. The immediate results are designs which allow a flexibility of usage and function. The widening of the Danese collection has allowed the company to become committed to ethical environmental practices. The practice of design and production at Danese has changed inside and out, aiming for continuous improvement to the intelligence as well as the poetic expression of new designs.
Enzo Mari started his activity with studies on visual perception and then focused his attention on games for children, graphics, design and architecture: different directions sharing a common idea that is the reflection on the meaning of shape and project. He was consultant for Arredo Urbano of the Milan town hall and president of the Association for Industrial Design (1976-1979). He was awarded the Compasso d'Oro in 1967, 1979, 1987 and in 2001 for his table "Tavolo legato". In 2001 he published the book "Progetto e passione" (Project and passion) which analyses the design on a wider cultural horizon. He collaborates with design companies such as Artemide, Castelli, Danese, Driade, Gabbianelli, Interflex, Lema, Magis, Zanotta.View other products by Enzo Mari