Lovelist
Lovelist
Your lovelist is empty: give into the urge!
LOVELIST
YOUR BASKET
Your basket is empty: Start shopping now!
CHECK YOUR BASKET
PIANOPRIMO
Planning like a designer: Bruno Munari
top banner arrow
Estimated reading time
4 Minutes

Planning like a designer: Bruno Munari

This week I read:


Artista e designer
Bruno Munari

Laterza, 2017 / 144 pp. / Paperback
EAN: 9788858128763


Da cosa nasce cosa. Appunti per una metodologia progettuale
Bruno Munari

Laterza, 2017 / 385 pp. / Paperback
EAN: 9788858128770


How does a designer differ from an artist? What’s the best method to follow for creating something? What is progress? Do problems really exist? So many questions, aren’t there?

Luckily, Bruno Munari has thought up a few answers. In his small manuals Artista e designer and Da cosa nasce cosa, he traces the differences in ways of creating and using the object created which make it a work of art or the perfect armchair for reading a book in, and explains why - first and foremost - knowing how to design well is crucial.

Sofia module 40x40 with solid oak door
Juicy Salif lemon squeezer
Bon Jour Unplugged table lamp - matte white

Artista e designer

Bruno Munari begins to outline the primary demarcation between the designer’s work and that of the artist, beginning with their different approach to society and the industry they’re addressing.

quote-divider
The artist works in a subjective manner for himself or herself and for an elite, while the designer works in a group for the community as a whole.
Bruno Munari, Artista e designer

An artist, in fact, is interested in expressing his own personal style, and speaks to people like him, who share similar interpretational codes regarding the work. For the designer, on the other hand, aesthetics are merely a secondary consideration: for him, the fundamental aspects are the object’s functionality, its coherence and the social improvement it can bring about.

quote-divider
The artist works with imagination, while the designer uses creativity.
Bruno Munari, Artista e designer
left, the first chair designed by Marcel Breuer in 1922 according to the principles of Constructivism; right, the Wassily armchair designed by Breuer in 1925 was a technological innovation left, the first chair designed by Marcel Breuer in 1922 according to the principles of Constructivism; right, the Wassily armchair designed by Breuer in 1925 was a technological innovation

Meticulous analysis and a sample of the designer’s work: perfect for clarifying your ideas. Worth a read.


Artista e designer
Bruno Munari

Laterza, 2017 / 144 pp. / Paperback
EAN: 9788858128763

Buy it on IBS.it

Chair 18 - Natural
Knot chair
Rabbit Chair Gold
Susanna armchair in leather and fabric
Tokyo Pop daybed
Canvas armchair

Da cosa nasce cosa

Now we know what a designer does, it would be good to learn about his methods.

The fact that he’s able to design so many different objects is actually not due to his (presumed) genius; it’s simply that he has a clear method of designing which guides him in the various stages of creating.

quote-divider
Creativity doesn’t mean improvisation without method: this produces only confusion.
Bruno Munari, Da cosa nasce cosa
Bruno Munari, AbitacoloBruno Munari, Abitacolo

In fact, to make good designer objects, you don’t need a famous designer. We don’t know who designed the three-legged music stand, the padlock or the milk carton: nevertheless, as Munari says, these are just a few well-designed objects, as are professional tools.

quote-divider
Designing is easy when you know how to do it.
Bruno Munari, Da cosa nasce cosa

Da cosa nasce cosa can be divided into two sections. In the first, Bruno Munari illustrates the steps necessary for the solving of a problem and the importance, for the designer, of simplification and formal coherence. In the second part, he examines some of the projects he led or was involved with, breaking each down into its design components and discussing these.

It’s like a recipe book, but for design: it reminds you there’s no point putting the pasta in if you haven’t lit the gas.Worth a read


Da cosa nasce cosa. Appunti per una metodologia progettuale
Bruno Munari

Laterza, 2017 / 385 pp. / Paperback
EAN: 9788858128770

Buy it on IBS.it

Spindle storage box
Servonotte coat rack
Fläpps folding chair
Handle / tong
PRODUCTS CITED IN ARTICLE
SHARE
See it on the shop
Go up Back to
Dedicated Customer Service

Any doubts or questions? Contact us!
Tel 020 3095 5815
Mon-Fri 8am-12pm | 1pm-5pm
customercare@lovethesign.com

100% Original Products

We select the best design brands and work together with them. Why? In order to grant you 100% original products, with two times the certified quality, by both them and us.

Delivery and returns made easy and refundable

We offer a reliable delivery service and the shipping is on us for orders over €200*. If you aren't satisfied, returns are easy. *conditions may apply, please read the FAQs for more information.

Secure payment
Payments