Bruno Munari was born on October 24, 1907 in Milan. He grew up in Badia Polesine, located about 70 km southwest of Venice. At the age of 25, He returned to Milan and work for his uncle. The futurism movement found by Marinetti influences him. In 1927, he displayed his work in many exhibition. In the 1930, Riccardo Castagnedi and Bruno Munari established Studio di grafica R + M. From 1939 to 1945 he worked as an art director of Tempo Magazine. While he worked in the publishing he started to design books for his children, Alberto. He found Movimento Arte Concreta (MAC), the Italian movement for concrete art with Gildo Dorfles, Gianni Monnet and Atanasio Soldati.
It’s a challenge to show of Munari’s work. His works are varying from the futurist manifestos, advertising, children book, sculpture, to lamp design. I try to showcase an overall what he does (see below). If you visit MoMa New York, you will not miss the forks that he designed in the art and design department. You can also see some of the sketches of the forks below. I am so glad that I could get some his sketches from Bruno Munari: Il Disegno, Il Design ‘s book. Most of the websites that dedicated to Munari, unfortunately is in Italian only. With all what he has done, I just want to say salute to Bruno Munari.