Pencil holder “Lampedusa”

Enzo Mari (born in 1932)
Italy, 1967
Maker Danese
Thermosettable plastic
Gift of Danese, 1994
Inv. 993.36.23
© MAD, Paris / photo: Jean Tholance

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Enzo Mari provoked a revolution in design with Proposta per un’autoprogettazione (1974), a book-manifesto for anti-consumerist design. In it, he offers plans for functional and aesthetic furniture to make yourself. Enzo Mari also designed everyday objects with new and cheap materials such as plastic, here used for office supplies from the maker Danese.

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