“My work develops through the reading of symbols and symbolism, sometimes taken from our everyday life and sometimes sought in precise historical periods and geographical settings and then translated into a contemporary and personal language.

My research changes, continuously transforming and maturing. It alternates between induction and deduction. It belongs to today and it adapts to the everyday life which surrounds me and it is constantly updating. And for me is very important to note that the everyday life brings continuous interconnections between societies and the places where they live in”.  

Mauro Mori (Cremona 1965) has traveled widely ever since his youth and expresses his perceptions of his trips through his innate manual creativity. His opportunity to meet people and cultures, different languages and unusual places supply the ideas on which his research is based and they are expressed in his functional and figurative personalized forms.
The shapes are simple as the hand’s mould that create them. The materials with witch Mauro Mori creates his unique works became from our Natural heritage, exalting what the Nature has created. His works are directly molded by hands and not by machines so they brings emotional and affective values.    

Solid blocks of natural material, often worked in their places of origin, like the Albizia Rosa of Seychelles or the marble, hand-picked and worked directly at Carrara, are the origins of the unique hand-made shapes. The plasticity of the materials, the relief work on them and the intended and evident craftsmanship constitute the common thread running through all his work and reveals the desired form through a process of subtraction.
His constant research and development is also shown by the work on the metals, which are tooled in plate form and finished with oxidations and patinas.

In 1994 he started his own business and in the 1998 he inaugurated his own atelier, Mauro Mori Studio.
In January 2014 has founded Hand©, a no-profit association that helps people, artists and craftsmen, in a physical, economic or other discomfort stresses.

Mauro Mori’s art furniture and sculptures are divided by theme:
Limited Edition, exclusive works in precious materials created in numbered limited editions with certificates of authenticity.
One off, gallery of unique art works.
Unlimited, collects works reproducible and developed even on special scales.
Sculptures, selection of some big scale works: three dimensional forms that stand autonomous in the space. And a precious small dimension sculptures collection in limited edition.
Wall sculptures, high and low reliefs in various materials. Three dimensional works obtained by mixed media on metal or on wood. The color normally used when painting is replaced by acids to oxidize, to change the tone and the colors of materials. Even in this case is used a process of subtraction to obtain marked signs that permit to be crossed over by the eyes of the observer.
Project, exactly customized to fit the landscape, by cutting and composing wooden or metallic elements, that the natural and cultural suggestions of the context transform in an inevitable source of inspiration.

 

PRESENTATIONS

2017
New York Exhibition at Les Atelier Courbet Gallery, a collection of sculptural furniture and design objects, on show at Les Atelier Courbet, New York.
New Limited Edition and One-Off works 2017, Fuorisalone 2017, Mauro Mori Studio, Milan. New works thought and designed using natural materials like Albizia wood and Carrara marble, molded along subtraction method and created by my handcraft ability with processing techniques and materials that belong to my traditional working method.
 

2016
Raw Nature, collective of Authors with sets by Casa Vogue Brazil in collaboration with Ilana Bessler and Metro Arquitetos, Dilmos, Milan.
La camera incantata, Tribute to Italian painter Carlo Carrà, Orti di Burigozzo, Milan.
Works, Mauro Mori Studio, Salone del Mobile, Milan.

2015
Artistes/ Designers XX- XXI siècles, Auction house Piasa, Paris.
Origin, Mauro Mori Studio, Salone del Mobile, Milan.
Adisco-Sotheby’s, contemporary art design and leisure, collective exhibition by Sotheby’s, Palazzo Broggi, Milan.
Leggimi, Mauro Mori reads Luiz Martins works, Luiz Martins reads Mauro Mori works, DialogArt, Wien.

2014
Arts Décoratifs et Design, Auction house Piasa, Paris.
De Blanche Humeur collective exhibit, Gallery Carole Decombe, Paris.
Stripes and Volume, Mauro Mori Studio, Salone del Mobile, Milan.

2013
Interni FuoriSalone – Orto Botanico, “Garden Installation”, a work consisting of six parallelepipeds realized in bronze and copper, with different finishes that create a variation of tones slightly oxidized, ranging from natural color, to green, to brown. Six materic blocks which rise to almost 4 meters high, creating a play of scenes that perfectly integrates with the natural scenery of the Botanical Garden of Brera. Salone del Mobile, Milan.
Evergreen, selection of the most successful articles of recent years with the inclusion of several new products meeting within a specific catalog. Salone del Mobile, Milan.
MiArt 2013, Flora Bigai stand with the sculpture “La Cosa”, Fieramilanocity, Milan.
Adisco-Sotheby’s, contemporary art design and leisure, collective exhibition by Sotheby’s, Palazzo Broggi, Milan.

2012
Freewheeling, new collection of bookshelves on wheels realized in different metals with different finishes. Mauro Mori Studio, Salone del Mobile, Milan.

2011
“Is it furniture?”, preview of new one-off pieces, real sculptures and bas-reliefs. Mauro Mori Studio, Salone del Mobile, Milan.

2010
Search re Search, presentation of the new works and prototypes: forms with physical and metaphysical movement, developed in various materials. Mauro Mori Studio, Salone del Mobile, Milan.

2009
The Sign, exhibition promoted by Camera di Commercio of Milan and Regione Lombardia at Centro Cultural São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil.
Eyes on design, monographic, Minotti, Los Angeles.
Flowing Lines, presentation of new products 2009 and one-off pieces, in different materials with a common denominator: fluid and smooth lines. Mauro Mori Studio, Salone del Mobile, Milan.

2008
Fondente, selection of contemporary signs and fragments of the past linked by tones of colors and “fondente” patinas, Mauro Mori Studio, Salone del Mobile, Milan.

2007
Update ’07, presentation of new products of Collezione and integral vision of Limited Edition, Mauro Mori Studio, Salone del Mobile, Milan.

2006
Holes, new series of complements and objects, in limited and numbered series with certificate of authenticity, Mauro Mori Studio, Salone del Mobile, Milan.

2005
Art of Italian Design, collective exhibition at Megaron, the Athens Concert Hall, Athens.
Mauro Mori Works, monographic, Centoventuno, Barcelona.
Wall Elements, new series of works hangable to wall, Mauro Mori Studio, Salone del Mobile, Milan.

2004
Works, presentation of the collections, Arredamenti Ferrero, Turin.
Normali meraviglie, collective exhibition curated by Studio Mendini, Genoa.
Bench Mark, collective exhibition at LongHouse Reserve, East Hampton, New York.
Collezione, presentation of new products 2004, Mauro Mori Studio, Salone del Mobile, Milan.

2003
Synapsis, installation of nine forms, Spazio Tashi Delek, Salone del Mobile, Milan.
Horst Gallery Collection, collective exhibition, Horst Galleries, Minneapolis.
Casa Shop, monographic, Copenhagen.
Contemporary Decorative Arts, Sotheby’s, London.

2002
Unexpected Too, Sotheby’s, New York.
Moving On, some works about the concept of physical and metaphysical movement, Space Scapa of Scotland, Salone del Mobile, Milan.
Pubblicazione di Works, catalog of the most representative works from 1994 to 2002.

2001
Designspuren, collective exhibition at Ruby Design Living, Berlin.
Only One/2 One-off pieces, Salone del Mobile, Milan.
Bright and White, collective exhibition at Teatro Eclectica, Milan.
German Designer Saturday, collective exhibition at Fausel Biskamp, Düsseldorf.
Contemporary Decorative Arts, Sotheby’s, London.

2000
Only One, one-off pieces, Salone del Mobile, Milan.
Salone del Mobile, Cappellini hosts some exclusive works, Salone del Mobile, Milan.
Essere Benessere, collective exhibition, Triennale, Milano.
German Designer Saturday, collective exhibition, Fausel Biskamp, Düsseldorf.
Spirit and Matter, participation with Jacopo Foggini at Koln’s Passagen, Gallery Karsten Greve, Koln.

1999
Vivere con Arte, Grossetti Gallery, Milan.
Full & Empty, Salone del Mobile, Milan.
Salone del Mobile, Cappellini hosts some exclusive works, Salone del Mobile, Milan.
Three Collections, during Koln’s Passagen, Recherman Gallery, Koln.

1998
Inauguration of new Mauro Mori Studio, Salone del Mobile, Milan.
Salone del Mobile, Cappellini hosts some exclusive works, Salone del Mobile, Milan.

1997
Collettiva al 100% Design, at Designer’s Guild, London.
Salone del Mobile, Cappellini hosts some exclusive works, Salone del Mobile, Milan.

1996
Salone del Mobile, Cappellini hosts some exclusive works, Salone del Mobile, Milan.

1995
Tropikos, monographic presented by Mondo Cappellini, Salone del Mobile, Milan.
Exotica, forty frames interpreting forty images from the book Madagascar by Gian Paolo Barbieri, Photology Gallery, Milan.

 

PUBLICATIONS

Mauro Mori has been published by the most famous fashion and design magazines and in the following books:

Arcadia, Gestalten, Berlin, 2009.
Yoo Adelgade, Center Plan A/S, Copenhagen, 2005.
Contemporary Natural, Thames & Hudson, London, 2002.
International Design Year Book, Laurence King Publishing, London, 2001-2003.
White Hot, Tricia Guild, London,1999.
Le best of Elle Decor, Hachette Filipacchi Press, Paris, 1997.
In Town, Tricia Guild, London, 1996.

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