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Enzo Mari

Curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist with Francesca Giacomelli.

This major exhibition will celebrate the life and work of one of the greatest Italian designers of the 20th century, Enzo Mari, whose designs have inspired generations of creatives around the world.

What to expect

Not only one of the 20th century’s most significant designers, Mari was also an artist, teacher, theorist, and more. During his prolific career, he created countless enduring and timeless designs, filling the homes and streets of the Milanese and beyond. An outspoken critic of the design industry, his uncompromising belief in the social responsibility of design resonates powerfully today, as we face ecological and ethical issues with ever greater urgency.

This unmissable retrospective which was produced and presented by Triennale Milano in 2020, will span Mari’s 60-year career and bring together hundreds of his projects, ranging from furniture, children’s books and games, product and graphic design, to more conceptual installation-based works. Archival material will provide greater insight into Mari’s research process, and the key principles that guided and unified his work.

Alongside this exhibition, the museum will also host a related free display featuring a number of commissioned tributes from contemporary international artists and designers in celebration of Mari's extraordinary life and legacy, to be on shown on the first floor's balcony.

The Nature Series No. 4: La Pantera (The Panther) with Elio Mari, 1964. Photo Danese Milano

The Nature Series. No. 1: La Mela (The Apple) with Elio Mari, screen print. Photo Danese Milano

Formosa perpetual wall calendar, 1963. Timor perpetual table calendar,1966, Danese Milano

La Mela e La Farfalla, printing draft, 1958/1969. E. Mari Archive. Photo Gianluca Di loia © Triennale Milano

The Nature Series. Preliminary sketches and variations for The Goose with Elio Mari. Photo Studio Enzo Mari

Lo Zoo di Enzo by Nanda Vigo. 2020 © Triennale Milano. Photo Gianluca Di Ioia

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Ticket Information

Adult tickets from £16.33
Children aged 6 to 15 from £8.16
Under 6s go free
Concession/Student tickets from £12.24

Tickets are non-refundable and non-exchangeable. Visit our terms & conditions page for further information.

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OPENING HOURS

Open daily from 10:00 – 17:00 Mondays to Thursdays
10:00 – 18:00 Fridays & Sundays
10:00 – 21:00 Saturdays
Please note that the gallery starts closing 15 minutes before the museum closes.

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MEMBERS GO FREE

Members gain free access to the exhibition including a guest and up to three children, enjoy members-only previews, special discounts to events and more. Gift Membership and Student Membership are available from £45.

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COMBINATION TICKETS

Want to visit our two exhibitions? Save time and book to see both SKATEBOARD & Enzo Mari curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist with Francesca Giacomelli on the same day.
Please note that if you are aged 16 or over and also want to book SKATEBOARD Open Skate sessions, you can ask a member of staff on the day for available times to skate on the ramp.

Become a member

Our Members enjoy free, unlimited and priority entry to all exhibitions including a guest and up to three children as well as discounts in our events, shops and cafes. Treat yourself to a year of design or a loved one with Gift or Student Membership.

Discover more

Discover: 5 things to know about Enzo Mari

Find out more about the pioneer of post-war Italian design.

Pre-order the exhibition catalogue

Explore 60 years of Mari's work through plans, sketches, unpublished archive material, essays and interviews that trace, for the first time, a systematic itinerary – articulated into 19 “research platforms” – that conveys Mari’s sensitivity as a designer, artist, critic and theoretician.
Pre-order now for delivery in mid-February or collect when you visit the exhibition from March.

Related events

Design Camp: Enzo Mari Lino Printing for 11 to 14 year olds

In this hands-on workshop, learn how to create a concertina book using lino print techniques inspired by the work and ethos of Italian designer Enzo Mari.

Design Camp: Enzo Mari Lino Printing for 8 to 11 year olds

In this hands-on workshop, children will learn how to create a concertina book using lino print techniques inspired by the work and ethos of Italian designer Enzo Mari.

Adult Workshop: Enzo Mari Lino Printing

In this introductory workshop led by artist Georgia Bosson, learn how to create a reduction lino print inspired by iconic Italian designer Enzo Mari's work and ethos.

Adult Workshop: Build the Enzo Mari Sedia P Chair

In this hands-on workshop led by RubinoWilson, learn how to make a wooden chair inspired by Enzo Mari's iconic 'Sedia P', following an exhibition visit.

Plan your visit

Plan your visit

The museum is open daily and is located in Kensington High Street, next to Holland Park. Find out more and get ready for your visit.

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Background image: The Nature Series, La Pera (the pear) by Enzo Mari with Elio Mari, 1961. Photo Danese Milano