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.”
Connecting the Dots | 10th November
Francisco Gomez Paz, former student and award winning industrial designer, interviewed by Paolo Lorini.
Domus Academy alumni at the Portugal Fashion
Domus Academy former students Inês Amorim and Reid Baker partecipated in Portugal Fashion, the most important Portuguese fashion event.
Connecting the Dots | 15th October
Naz Kazazoglu and Amelia Petrovic, Domus Academy former students in Business Design, interviewed by Paolo Lorini.
Compasso D’Oro | Alumni winners
Congratulations to Defne Koz, Marco Susani and Francisco Gomez Paz, winners of the prestigious design award.