To Change: Enzo Mari and the Chestnut Tree Project
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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.”