Enzo Mari originally designed the Sedia 1 chair for his project Autoprogettazione. In the 70s, this was a collection of furniture that was made up entirely of simple and affordable materials.
As an homage to this exceptional project, the Sedia 1 chair still comes today as a kit consisting of various carefully-sized planks of untreated pine wood, nails and assembly instructions. After unpacking, you must assemble the chair yourself. All you need for this is a hammer.
The kit form of the Sedia 1 is an expression of Enzo Mari’s design philosophy, according to which design is always education. For the reintroduction of the Sedia 1 chair, Artek produced in 2010 the documentation ‘Enzo Mari for Artek: Homage to Autoprogettazione’, in which the grand master of Italian design explains the idea and concept behind the chair.