Autoprogettazione Revisted: Easy-to-Assemble Furniture by
Enzo Mari and Invited Guests is a group exhibition that traces
the influence of Italian designer Enzo Mari's 1970's project for
self-made furniture. Using the AA Gallery as a project space, ten artists and designers were commissioned to respond to Mari's instruction-based furniture plans with their own set of instructions. In a text accompanying the instructions, Mari writes that âanyone, apart from factories and traders, can use the designs to make them by themselves'. Seen originally by Mari as a means for the self-fabrication of quality design objects, Autoprogettazione continues today as an expression
of collaborative design thinking made topical by a recent proliferation of digital technologies.
As part of the exhibition, AA First Year Studio Master Valentin Bontjes van Beek will lead a workshop allowing AA students
Korey Kromm, Alma Wang and Stefan Laxness to respond to the Autoprogettazione manual, and through the modification of Mari's instructions, generate work that experiments with the scale and material of the furniture.
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