To Change: Enzo Mari and the Chestnut Tree Project

Atelier Muji Ginza

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Why an exhibition of the Italian design master Enzo Mari at Muji? In 2002, Muji collaborated with Mari on a project, launching a range of 19 tables and chairs altogether. Both parties have stayed in contact since then, and one day Mari explained his outlook: “In the past, design played a role to invent an outstanding standard in the name of equality. However, following a period of drastic economic growth, it has now been degraded to a simple means to sell merchandise. At present I feel rather ashamed to be a designer. Here I would like to propose a long-term project to go forward towards the future: it isn’t for financial gain in the short term, but is more like planting chestnut trees to nourish people with their fruit, and to let them relax under their shade. I believe that companies should have this kind of viewpoint.” This exhibition introduces the basis of Enzo Mari’s works in order to plant the first “chestnut tree.”



from April 04, 2019 to July 21, 2019



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