Fontana Arte, ‘Zan-zo Lamps’, 1989, Moioli Gallery
Fontana Arte, ‘Zan-zo Lamps’, 1989, Moioli Gallery
Fontana Arte, ‘Zan-zo Lamps’, 1989, Moioli Gallery
Fontana Arte, ‘Zan-zo Lamps’, 1989, Moioli Gallery

Zan-zo, rare table lamp designed by Marco Ferreri for Fontana Arte

Manufacturer: Fontana Arte

Marco Ferreri was born on 26 February 1958 in Imperia, he graduated in 1981 at Politecnico of Milan, the citu where he lives and works.

He worked with Marco Zanuso, Angelo Mangiarotti and Bruno Munari.

Several are the fields of his design research which ranges from industrial design to graphic and from architecture to installations.

Many of his objects are collected in important design collections as the New York Museum of Modern Art “Permanent Design Collection”, in the Israel Museum of Jerusalem and Collection du Fond National d’Art Contemporain of Paris and in important private collections.

He has taken part in 9th International Exhibition of Architecture of Venice and in the 1st Architectural Biennial of Beijing. In 2010 the Triennale Design Museum organized a big monographic exposition on his job: Marco Ferreri_progettarepensieri.

He was lecturer in important Italian and international universities such as the Politecnico di Milano, the Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera, the Libera Università di Bolzano and the Università degli Studi della Repubblica di San Marino.

From 2011 to 2013 he was director of the Master Degree of Product Design in Naba_Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti, Milan.

“Simple but lovely!” people tend to say
faced with some simple-looking novelty.
And we realize that these people see
beauty as something very complicated,
difficult, something they couldn’t do
themselves.
When they see something simple, they
think it’s so simple they could
have done it. So the object is considered
beautiful even though it’s simple.
They’re confusing the simple with the
easy because people who think like that
cannot imagine the work involved in
simplifying, in attaining the essence of
forms. In fact the work it takes to simplify
things never appears in the end result; it’s
a work of removing instead of adding.
The work of adding is easy.
Just add whatever comes to mind: colored
dots, colored lines, colored arrows and so
forth. “What a lot of work!” people say.
The work of removing remains invisible.
What has been eliminated, the
superfluous, the redundant, the repetitive
disappears leaving only the essential.
And what remains has its own meaning,
its aesthetic. I hope people will begin to
say: “It’s simple so it’s beautiful! “
Bruno Munari

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