Munari’s “Travel Sculptures”

The “Travel Sculptures” by Bruno Munari (1907-1998) are an evocative reflection of what the Milanese artist and designer thought of his profession: “It must be understood that as long as art stands aside from the problems of life it will only interest a very few people.”

Thus, in 1959, the architecture and design magazine “Domus” described these small objects made with cardboard (as well as pear tree wood, metal and plastic) as “‘foldable’, light sculptures: small enough to pack in a suitcase and take on any journey, so that we can all recreate a connection with our cultural world, even in the most anonymous of hotel rooms.”

Art merging with life, as Munari wanted.

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