T - Self-Design Enzo Mari Furniture

with Niels Albers

1 jan 4300

As a tribute to the work of communist furniture designer Enzo Mari, the godfather of the Maker Movement, we will host a DIY furniture workshop with Niels Albers. Niels is an artist and designer, and will be supporting you with your carpentry experiments here at Mediamatic. 

Come to get inspired by the ideas and designs of Enzo Mari, and craft your own Mari creation with tools and wood from our workshop.

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Workshop participant holding her Enzo Mari creation - Jessica Cohen


What you will do

We will come together at Mediamatic's Sluisdeurenloods to bring alive the vision and design process of Enzo Mari. Get inspired by the Autoprogettazione approach, use wood and available tools in our workshop to experiment freely with techniques, and make your very own Mari-creation. The resulting furnishings can be taken home or can be donated to Mediamatic. 

Enzo Mari

Enzo Mari drew inspiration from the idealism of the arts and crafts movement, and his political views as a communist. In 1974, he created his noteworthy manual: Autoprogettazione?, which can be loosely translated as ‘self-design’. With this manual he sought to give people simple quality furniture, and open source the designs. The furniture projects could be constructed at home with basically a hammer and some nails. 

The construction technique is elementary, but the user may carry out the projects in different ways, changing some details and shapes while understanding the basic structural component of an object. Autoprogettazione is an activity of research made through practice.

Niels Albers 

Niels Albers is a Dutch artist and designer living and working in Amsterdam. In 2010 he received a Bachelor of Fine Arts at the Audio-Visual department of the Gerrit Rietveld Academy. After obtaining a Master of Interior Architecture at the Sandberg Institute in 2018, he was one of the founders of Fabulous Future a collective of seven, which is engaged in combining research, development and construction of spaces, events and situations. His great talent is to make the most wonderful ideas technically and practically concrete, preferably by designing constructively, which can be seen in some of his works in public space.


Full price €90 | Discount €70
We give a discount to students, artists and Stadspas holders. If this applies to you we might ask to see your kvk nr/portfolio or student card for this option.


00th of Month, 14:00-18:00
We maintain a minimum of 6 people.
Please note that unless everyone speak Dutch, this workshop will be held in English.
For questions please e-mail

We are taking corona safety into account at our workshops. 
Read our small print here.