Enzo Mari (born 1932) is one of Italy's most significant designers. His work draws inspiration from both the idealism of the arts and crafts movement and from his political convictions.
Mari trained at the Brera Academy in Milan, graduating in 1956. Since that time he has worked across the fields of furniture, product and graphic design to produce a body of work characterised by an elegant functionalism.
His designs are displayed in a variety of art and design museums worldwide, including the Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna in Rome, the New York Museum of Modern Art and the Paris Louvre.
He has been awarded the Compasso d'Oro four times and in 2000 the Royal Society of Arts made him an Honorary Royal Designer for Industry.