SCRIPT CHAIR DESIGNED FOR THE AA GALLEY IN LONDON BY ORDER OF A VINTAGE(?) SCRIPT WRITTEN BY ENZO MARI
Made by hand
55 x 60 x 66 cm
Autoprogettazione Revisted is a group exhibition that traces the influence of the renowned Italian designer Enzo Mari's 1970's project for self-made furniture. Using the AA Gallery London as a project space, nine artists and designers were commissioned to respond to Mari's instruction-based furniture plans with their own set of instructions.
For Mari, the quality and integrity of the work is determined when the shape of an object does not 'seem' but simply 'is'. In a text accompanying the instructions, he writes that 'anyone, apart from factories and traders, can use the designs to make them by themselves'. Seen originally by Mari as a means for self-fabrication of quality design objects, Autoprogettazione continues today as an expression of open source and collaborative design thinking made topical by the recent proliferation of digital technologies.