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Mario Cananzi

Master in Product Design
Country: Italy
Year of Graduation: 1989
Current role: Designer and Architect


Born in Rimini, Mario Cananzi attained his degree in Architecture from Florence University in 1985 with a thesis on the design for motorcycle prototype. In 1989, he obtained his Master Diploma in Industrial Design from the Domus Academy in Milan.

Since 1988, he has been working in Milan. As a designer, he has worked with numerous companies: Edra, Vittorio Bonacina, Sawaya & Moroni, Punt Mobles, Disform, Metals, Ollko, Masterly, Steel, Morphos and Mimo. He collaborates with international firms such as Piaggio, Bimora, Aprilia, Yamaha and KTM in the motorcycle industry and is a consultant on the design of commercial space for companies in the fashion industry such as Fiorucci and Basile.

In 1992, he won the Forum Design Prize at the Milan Furniture Fair for his Quadronda armchair, manufactured by Bonacina, and in 1993 he scooped the Top Ten Prize at the Cologne Furniture Exhibition for his Tatlin sofa, manufactured by Edra. He has held lectures and seminars at the Domus Academy and at the Politecnico di Milano.


“Studying is the best thing I´ve ever done. If I had known I would have tried the global master, the perennial, the one that lasts for life, if I was able to I would have done it at Domus Academy.”

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