Tonino Maurizi is an Italian painter, sculptor, designer, and
cabinet-maker. Fascinated by the poetics of Futurism, Maurizi began creating
wooden sculptures full of movement. His studies at Brera Academy encouraged
experimentations, but meeting Ivo Pannaggi brought him aloof from his country
towards Germany and Sweden. There, he comes in contact with Bauhaus ideals of geometrically
accurate yet easy qualities. The aim to collect art, handicraft, and technology
led him back to his origins subsequently. The features of his work got him to
reach the fashion industry. In this period, he had experience with Dior fashion
house in Paris and through that he developed his personal style where beautiful
is always united with function as well as the fusion between the memory of the
past and the present, the beautiful and the function, the form and its idea.
Through his numerous explorations into Abstractionism, Informal art, and
classical Italian Futurism, his works belong to an area existing among these
three artistic movements.