Table - Autoprogettazione
Natural pine wood, black lacquered metal
78½ w X 31½ d X 28½ h in.
199½ w X 80 d X 72½ h cm.
This table dite designed by Italian furniture designer Enzo Mari was made in 1974 and its concept is derived from Enzo Mari’s seminal book “Autoprogettazione,” which approaches the topic of the process of building objects through an easy-to-assemble/do-it-yourslef concept using as raw material only rough pine wood boards and nails. In the book, Enzo Mari uses the term autoprogettazione as a concept to bring awareness of the process of “making” and design, and instructs the reader to build practical and useful furniture pieces through very simple techniques; hoping that benefits drawn from this process of “making” would be more valuable than the object being made.
This table is from the first edition distributed by Simon Gavina in 1974.
It is made of natural pine and black lacquered metal.
G. Gramigna - Repertorio del design italiano 1950-2000 2002, p. 240, Turin, Éditions Umberto Allemandi & C
R. Pedio - Enzo Mari designer 2004, numbers 174 and 175, Bari, Italy, Éditions Dedalo