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.”
Online Talk with Rick Lee | 15.06
Our former student Rick Lee, fashion designer and university professor, interviewed by Caterina Lunghi.
Carolin Woitke finalist at Mittelmoda
Carolin Woitke finalist at Mittelmoda description.
Daniele Ficarra wins competition for Swarovski
Our former student Daniele Ficarra is one of the winners of Swarovski Foundation Institute contest.
Talk with Defne Koz & Marco Susani | 12.05
Our alumni & winners of the Compasso D’Oro, moderated by Francesca Vargiu from Studio Urquiola.