The Bilancia calendar was designed by Enzo Mari in 1959; it’s a morning reminder that you need to find balance throughout the day.
Calendario Bilancia is a wall calendar that underlines the passing of time thanks to the human intervention needed to methodically change the date each and every day. It consists of four horizontal strips of different woods printed with either the days of the week, the months or dates. These strips slide through a single central wooden pivot, which frames the date combination. The structure plays on the equilibrium of the thin wooden strips and turns the usual function of a set of scales on its head, turning it into a calendar.
Since its foundation in the fifties Danese Milano has been a company that gives value to space. It does so with a catalogue of disruptive objects. The spirit of the time and the centrality of the human being are reflected in the importance that the company assigns to the choice of authors it involves. The quality of the materials it applies and the synthesis of forms achieved so far transcend seasonality. The creation of archetypes for the home and the office as well as the desire to design contemporary objects whose innovation is not diluted in the course of history is the furrow that Carlotta de Bevilacqua, unique administrator of Danese Milano since 1999, continues to trace, choosing to give back perspective without nostalgia to an historic company of the Italian design.
The story of Danese Milano is a narration of material culture, suggested functions, discreet pedagogies and practical beauty. The legacy of the founders, with the work done by Bruno Munari, Enzo Mari, Angelo Mangiarotti and Achille Castiglioni, is found in the catalogue where it continues with the projects of Matali Crasset, Elliot Erwitt, Marco Ferreri, James Irvine, Naoto Fukasawa, Martì Guixè, Jonathan Olivares, Paolo Rizzatto, Francisco Gomez Paz, Jean Nouvel and BIG.