Danese Milano celebrates ‘16 animali’, the iconic jigsaw puzzle created by designer Enzo Mari, with 16 leading figures

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16 animali, the jigsaw puzzle designed by Enzo Mari for Danese in 1957

From 16 December 2019 to 6 January 2020, Danese Milano presents in its showroom in Milan 16 animali, 16 autori, an exhibition that celebrates the jigsaw puzzle created by designer Enzo Mari in 1957 for Danese, whose protagonists are 16 animals.

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The 16 animals of Enzo Mari’s puzzle reinterpreted by the creativity of 16 artists – designers, architects, graphic and fashion designers

An exhibition to celebrate a design icon in a completely new way, with 16 artists

Giulio Iacchetti, Art Director of Danese and curator of the exhibition, invited 15 professionals from the world of design, architecture, graphics and fashion to reinterpret with him the 16 animals of Enzo Mari’s puzzle. Each artist was given an animal to reinterpret and personalize using one’s imagination and personality.

Giulio Iacchetti, Art Director Danese Milano and curator of the exhibition, reinterpreted the bird of the puzzle

These contributions – 16 including Iacchetti’s – led to the creation of unique, colorful and original pieces presented by their authors during the exhibition. The works will be kept in the Danese archive.

16 animali, 16 autori: participating artists

Arthur Arbesser, Antonio Aricò, Pierre Charpin, Michele De Lucchi, Nathalie Du Pasquier, Alessandro Gnocchi, Alessandro Guerriero, Maria Cristina Hamel, Giulio Iacchetti, Giovanni Levanti, Franco Raggi, Elena Salmistraro, Sovrappensiero, Studio Irvine, Olimpia Zagnoli, Cino Zucchi.

[Text Carlotta Russo]

The work by fashion designer Arthur Arbesser

16 ANIMALI, 16 AUTORI

Danese Milano, Piazza San Nazaro in Brolo 15, Milano

From 16 December 2019 to 6 January 2020

Opening hours: Mon 3:00-7:00 pm, Tue-Sat 10:00 am – 1:30 pm, 2:30-7:00 pm

Tue, 24 December: open until 3:00 pm

Closed on 25, 26, 29 December, 1, 5 January

Tue, 31 December: open until 2:00 pm