DANESE MILANO: PRODUKTIONS - KATALOG 1976
[Danese Milano]: DANESE MILANO: PRODUKTIONS-KATALOG 1976 | CATALOGUE DE LA PRODUCTION 1976 | CATALOGO DELLA PRODUZIONE 1976 | PRODUCTION CATALOGUE 1976. Milan: Danese Milano, 1976. Original edition. Text in German, French, Italian and English. A very good hard cover book in laminated boards with minor shelf wear including rubbing and a bumped and ever so slightly torn corner. Square sticker [3.75" X 3.75"] on FEP and Title Page [sized appropriately for page]: "Danese at Jack Lenor Larsen Inc., 232 East 59th Street, New York 10022, 212-674-3993." Otherwise, interior unmarked and very clean. Out-of-print.
Catalogue De La Production 1976
Catalogo Della Produzione 1976
Production Catalogue 1976
8.5 x 11.75 hard cover book with 103 items, each with two full-page photos: "Two facing pages of the catalogue are dedicated to each object and consist of a text, images, name and number of model." Also includes photographic indexes of the objects grouped by function [i.e., dining room, bar, living room, entrance hall, flower vases, art editions, ashtrays, writing desk, boardroom and waiting room].
Designers include Enzo Mari, Bruno Munari and Angelo Mangiarotti.
Bruno Munari was born in Milan in 1907. At age eighteen, Futurist Filippo Tommaso Marinetti mentored him there. Munari first showcased his "Useless Machines" in 1932 -- a series of Dadaist ever-moving geometrical solids suspended in the air. In 1948, Munari, along with Atanasio Soldati, Gianno Monet and Gillo Dorfles formed the MAC Movement [Movimento Arte Concreta] "to develop abstract painting and sculpture with no links whatsoever to the outside world." During this time, Munari continued creating his Convex-Concave sculptures and experimented with color, space, movement, form and background in his Negative-Positive works. The Italian Design Industry's interest in Munari led him to create the Pigomma Company's toy monkey, the Danese melamine cube ashtray and numerous other industrial design and illustrative works. After a career of over seventy years, Munari gained the title of "founding father of Italian design." Picasso described him as "the new Leonardo."
Excerpted from a HIDA designer biography: Mari started working in the industrial field in the 1950s and opened a studio in Milan to continue his studies in the psychology of vision, systems of perception and design methodologies . . . Traveling via bike one day, because he could not afford a taxi, he delivered his metal "Putrella" material to the Italian manufacturing company, DANESE. This initial meeting would be the beginning of a long-standing relationship between the manufacturer and Mari and from there they begin collaborating, eventually mass-manufacturing various products. The items created by Mari in fact, the "Putrella" and his wooden block series, remain some of DANESE's most visible products to this day. Doing his own experimental work in other areas of the visual arts, Mari went on to found the Nuova Tendenza group of artists in Milan in 1963. In the 1970's Mari began utilizing his production skills and experience to create a sustainable furniture line, while still continuing his work as a product designer. Today 29 of Mari's pieces are permanent fixture in MoMA's collection.
A sample spread from this volume can be viewed here.
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