Mario Ceroli

Mario Ceroli was born in Castelfranco (Chieti) in 1938. His first personal exhibition was in Rome in 1958. Then he exposed in Naples, Turin, Munich, Hanover, New York, Paris, Lausanne, San Paulo, Tokyo… Besides he realized the set for Ricardo III by w. Shakespeare (teatro stabile di Torino) for il Candelaio by Giordano Bruno (teatro La Fenice Venice), for La Norma by Vincenzo Bellini, Teatro della Scala di Milano. My collaboration with Mirabili was not born from my definite exigence, but, let me say, casually. I am interested in working for an industry, but in a certain way that is I am working with Mirabili.

The industry has re-discovered the forniture that I had draw for myself. The sensibility, given by a product like mine, which is more uncomfortable that a piece drawn by a designer is a different one. In a piece of a designer it is missing the relationship between the object and the people. In my furniture there is kind of relationship, maybe also for their lack of comfort… The use of the raw wood contribute to create this relationship. These furniture are, for me, usable sculptures to be touched, to be used. The relationship with my furniture is this.