Mari, one of most prominent Italian industrial designers, contributed significantly to the emergent concept of design in 1950s. Today he maintains his idea that a design should embody the response to cultural change.
|1932||Born in Novara, northeastern Italy.|
|1952||Studied at Academia di Belle Arti di Brera di Milano.|
|1956||Began designing for Daneze along with Bruno Munari.|
|1972||Exhibited his work at the New Domestic Landscape Exhibit at the Museum of Modern Art in New York.|
|1977||Appointed as chairman of Associazione per il Disegno Industriale. (ADI, Association for Industrial Design)|
|2002||Received an honorary bachelor degree from Politecnio di Milano. (Polytechnic University of Milan)|
|2004||Appointed as an honorary visiting professor at the Oribe Institute of Design in Gifu Prefecture, a foundation for industrial and cultural promotion.|