Categories / Christmas

Enzo Mari-inspired Countdown To Christmas Calendar

If you have a really good memory, you perhaps recall us featuring the classic 1960s perpetual wall calendar by Enzo Mari, which dates back to 1963. By contrast, this Countdown To Christmas Calendar is a new design – but the inspiration comes from that Mari original.

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Categories / Design and Interior Design

1960s Danese Formosa perpetual wall calendar by Enzo Mari


Way back in 2006 (yes, we have been going that long), we featured the classic Enzo Mari Timor desk calendar, which dates back to 1967. But the designer actually made another calendar a few years earlier, the Danese Formosa perpetual wall calendar.

This one dates back to 1963 and is available in a few different colour options and crucially, different languages – English, Italian, German and French. The back plate is made of eloxated aluminium, with the lithographs on PVC sheets.

Want one? £120 gets you one – and it should last you a lifetime of you look after it.

Find out more at the Panik Design website

Categories / Homeware

“Happle” Apple-Shaped Container

is an apple-shaped container reminiscent of the bold fruit designs of Enzo Mari.

Perhaps the most obvious use for the Happle is as an ice bucket, making a nice change from the usual pineapple shape, but the airtight lid means it could be used to store other food products too, such as biscuits. The lid can be used separately upturned as a bowl. The containers are available in two sizes, 18cm or 30cm.

The small size available to buy from many of the usual places, but TwentyTwentyOne stocks both sizes, costing £20 and £45 respectively.

Categories / Design and Interior Design

Artek DIY Sedia 1 chair by Enzo Mari


How does the idea of building your own design classic grab you? If it does, let us introduce you to the Artek DIY Sedia 1 chair by Enzo Mari.

Dating back to 1974, the Sedia 1 is a self-assembly is self-assembly with a high-end twist. The idea was to design furniture with simple materials, in this case pine, so you get the pieces, the instructions and the nails. Follow those and you have your own Mari classic with your own twist added.

If your other half (or you yourself) fancy the idea of some DIY this bank holiday, 219 Euros secures you the kit.

Find out more at the Finnish Design Shop website

Categories / Design and Interior Design, Men's Fashion, Women's Fashion

Violent Elegance’s La Mela-inspired t-shirt


We featured La Mela (The Apple) a while back. Designed by Enzo Mari in 1963, its influence continues to be seen everywhere, not least in these t-shirts from Violent Elegance

The t-shirts feature the same graphic depiction of the apple, right down to the black stalk. The simplicity of the design works well printed onto the white cotton American Apparel t-shirts they've used. Those who are less purist may be interested to know the design is also available with a green apple (different to Mari's original red design). 

The t-shirts cost £26.95. 

Buy it from the Welcome Home online shop