Enzo Berti’s training was marked by the cultural aspects of studying under Alberto Viani at the Accademia delle Belle Arti (art college) in Venice.
He went on to take an undergraduate course in Industrial Design at the Architecture Faculty of Venice.
Berti started working on his career during his studies, designing highly appreciated objects for decorative arts exhibitions in Europe.
Berti soon revealed himself to be a designer gifted with noteworthy creative capacities and a strong sense of aesthetics.
His projects clearly show his artistic origins and are never the result of banal technical intuition.
Time and time again, Berti easily finds the best synthesis between form and function, using the specific expressive characters of each material, however low-tech.
In designing furniture and objects in general, Berti works in a way that seeks to simplify without neglecting details.
This results in the creation of elements with a soul, in some way connected to history and the environment around us.
These are powerful objects, traditional to a certain degree, yet they stimulate (almost inadvertently) the process of learning how to see things.
Clients: AIKO, ARC-LINEA: kitchens and furnishing items ARTEMIDE, the VE-ART division: lighting BROS’S: seating and furniture for the contract market CADEL: bedroom furniture CINOVA: upholstered furniture FRIGHETTO: home furniture FORSEL/LAURENTIA: jewelry constructed with innovative techniques GERVASONI: rattan furniture INTERLUBKE (Germany): home furniture systems FERLEA: upholstered furniture and furnishing items LAPALMA: seating, public seating and furnishing items LIBMAN & CO (USA): home cleaning implements for large-scale industrial manufacturing MAGIS: plastic furnishing items MONTINA: seating, public seating and furnishing items ULTOM: office furniture LAGO: wooden furniture GALLI: bedroom furniture Awards and recognition: 1988: Part of the COSMIT shortlist at FORUM DESIGN 1991: IBD Product Design Award (USA) 1996: Recipient of the PMT certificate – Associazione Design Veneto- Ljubljana designer shortlist 1998: “FACE” Italian Designer Gallery at ICCF, New York 1998: Three products selected at the 16th Biennial of Industrial Design at Ljubljana 1999: Shortlisted for the Compasso d’Oro of the ADI Design Index 2000: Shortlisted for the Compasso d’Oro of the ADI Design Index 2000: Product selected in MD – “the best two hundred pieces of the millennium” 2001: Italian Design on Tour – selection and certification of the best Italian design products at the Venice Biennial 2001: Shortlisted for the Compasso d’Oro of the ADI Design Index 2001: As a representative of Italian design, Berti held a conference in Chicago, at the Italian Design Furniture Show 2001 Caracas: Italian Design Show, for which five of his products were selected.