June 2024

Bruno Munari (24 October 1907 – 29 September 1998) was "one of the greatest actors of 20th-century art, design and graphics". He was an Italian artist, designer, and inventor who contributed fundamentals to many fields of visual arts (painting, sculpture, film, industrial design, graphic design) in modernism, futurism, and concrete art, and in non-visual arts (literature, poetry) with his research on games, didactic method, movement, tactile learning, kinesthetic learning, and creativity.

Bruno Munari, Ora X, Bruno Danese

Bruno Munari, Cubo ashtray, Bruno Danese

Bruno Munari joined the 'Second' Italian Futurist movement in Italy led by Filippo Tommaso Marinetti in the late 1920s. In 1948, with Gillo Dorfles, Gianni Monnet and Atanasio Soldati, foundes Movimento Arte Concreta (MAC), the Italian movement for concrete art. During the 1940s and 1950s, Munari produced many objects for the Italian design industry, including light fixtures, ashtrays, televisions, espresso machines, and toys among other objects,  such as the famous Cubo ashtray and  Falkland pendant light designed for Danese Milano (1957).

Bruno Munari, Falkland suspension, Bruno Danese

Munari was also a significant contributor in the field of children's books and toys, later in his life, though he had been producing books for children since the 1930s. He used textured, tactile surfaces and cut-outs to create books that teach about touch, movement, and colour through kinesthetic learning.

Bruno Munari, Scimmietta Zizì Compasso d'Oro 1954, Pigomma

Bruno Munari, Sculture da viaggio, 1958

Studio Cochi Architects, House in Nishizaki, Japan

Studio Ardete, Never Never Cube, SEC 82 Mohali, Pendjab, India

COBE, 25hours Hotels. Copenaghen, Denmark

Sangath Vastushilpa Consultants, Smritivan Earthquake Memorial Museum, Gujarat, Bhuj, India

Monaco Arts Week, Principality of Monaco, 2-7 July 2024

ModusArchitects, Icaro Hotel, Alpe di Siusi, Dolomites, Italy

OFIS architects, Alpine Shelter Skuta, Mount Skuta, Slovenia

Mimeus, Casa sul rio Fontanelle, San Martino di Castrozza, Italy

Senoner Tammerle Architekten, Schutzhaus Santnerpass, Rosengarten, Dolomites, Italy

The ALPI DESIGN AWARDS is now open for registration! ALPI DESIGN AWARDS is the international award of the ALPI+MILANO APS Association in partnership with l’Arca International, who want to assign an important recognition to designers, professionals and companies that create projects and products for the sustainability of the mountains.

Gufram, Broken Series designe by Snarkitecture

Jung, Jung Unique designed by Graft

Quadro Design, Hum designed by Philippe Maloin

CEA taps in a Baglietto superyacht