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Bed, Abitacolo, 1971
Bruno Munari
Bed, Abitacolo,
Bruno Munari,

Bed, Abitacolo,
1971

Bruno Munari
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Museum für Gestaltung Zürich
Ausstellungsstrasse 60
8031 Zurich
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Museum für Gestaltung Zürich
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  • Abitacolo Bruno Munari Bed
  • Abitacolo Bruno Munari Bed
  • Abitacolo Bruno Munari Bed
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With the Abitacolo bed, Bruno Munari (1907–1998) created a retreat and microcosm for children who did not have their own room at home. The modular multifunctional bedframe is held together by a mere eight wing screws and can be supplemented with consoles, hooks, multipurpose baskets, and an adjustable tabletop.

“It achieves maximum results with minimum effort”—this is how Italian designer Bruno Munari described his Abitacolo design in 1971. It is a bed, desk, shelf, and play area rolled into one. Slender steel rods make this piece of furniture look very light, although it is two meters high and takes up almost three cubic meters. The bed challenges users to become active and create an individual setting and mood. This approach is echoed in other designs by Munari: the Labirinto game, released by Danese in 1973, gives players a free hand in positioning the dividing elements and designing spatial models—thus promoting creativity.
Munari was not simply a product designer and a theorist. He began his career as a Futurist painter, worked as a graphic designer for internationally renowned companies such as Campari and Olivetti, and later designed inventive and educational children’s books. His Abitacolo design was awarded a Compasso d’Oro in 1979. Originally manufactured by Italian company Robots S.p.A., production was resumed in 2013 by Rexite Srl from Milan. (Sabina Tenti)

Bett, Abitacolo, 1971
Entwurf: Bruno Munari
Herstellung: Robots S.p.A., Binasco, IT
Material/Technik: Stahlstäbe, elektrogeschweisst, lackiert; Pressspan, beschichtet
194 × 206 × 83 cm
Eigentum: Museum für Gestaltung Zürich / ZHdK
Literatureo

Alfredo Häberli, Claude Lichtenstein (Hg.), Die Luft sichtbar machen: Ein visuelles Lesebuch zu Bruno Munari, Ausstellungskatalog Museum für Gestaltung Zürich, 1995, S. 140.

Bruno Munari, Codice ovvio (Einaudi Letteratura 21), bearb. von Paolo Fossati, Turin 1971.

Bruno Munari, Artista e designer, Bari 1994, S. 102.

Christina Sonderegger, «Wohnstruktur: Das Spielbett Abitacolo von Bruno Munari», Raum und Wohnen, Nr. 12/1 (Dez. 2003/Jan. 2004), S. 23.

Image creditso

Bett, Abitacolo, 1971, Entwurf: Bruno Munari
Abbildung: Museum für Gestaltung Zürich / ZHdK

Werbefotografie des Betts Abitacolo, 1971, Entwurf: Bruno Munari
Abbildung: Alfredo Häberli, Claude Lichtenstein (Hg.), Die Luft sichtbar machen: Ein visuelles Lesebuch zu Bruno Munari, Ausstellungskatalog Museum für Gestaltung Zürich, 1995, S. 140. Fotografie: A. Ardessi

Gebrauchsanweisung des Betts Abitacolo, 1971, Entwurf: Bruno Munari
Abbildung: Museum für Gestaltung Zürich / ZHdK

Spiel, Labirinto, ab 1973, Gestaltung: Bruno Munari
Abbildung: Museum für Gestaltung Zürich / ZHdK