Lots of people know of me as “You know, the man who made the useless machines.”

This is how Bruno Munari began the preface to Design as Art, a collection of occasional articles he wrote for the Milan newspaper Il Giorno in the years around 1962. Munari was more than a useless machine maker, he was also a designer, an artist, a writer, an editor, a teacher, an inventor, a didact, a curator.
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