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Building Enzo Mari furniture

by R.H. Lee August 08, 2017 in Case Studies

Building Enzo Mari furniture

We’re thrilled to be collaborating with Offerman Woodshop (OWS) and Angel City Lumber (ACL) on a custom furniture commission. The collaborative trio couldn’t be a better fit:

  • ACL, who generously hosts our workshops, are providing us with Ponderosa Pine locally salvaged from a Burbank City tree.
  • OWS is milling and machining the timbers into furniture parts.
  • Would Works artisans will then sand, finish, and assemble twelve chairs and two tables.

We are honored to be building furniture from Autoprogettazione, the book of open-source designs by Italian furniture maker Enzo Mari.

The Autoprogrettazione manual was created in 1974 as a design guide to a collection of furniture that could be assembled from the most basic materials, using just a hammer and nails.

Autoprogettazione

This collaboration has been inspired by the work of another non-profit social enterprise in Berlin called The Refugees Company for Crafts & Design (CUCULA) which has been using the Autoprogrettazione manual to empower and employ refugees in furniture design and fabrication. Read more about their amazing program here.

Autoprogettazione

Five refugees from the CUCULA programme with their limited-edition versions of the furniture. Photo source

Are you interested in commissioning custom pieces from Would-Works and our partnering woodshops? Check out our custom commission page.





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