Cleto Munari Design Association, Vicenza, Italy, 2003, English
Nonfiction, Product/Industrial Design

Cleto Munari asked well-known designers to come up with pen designs inspired by five different Nobel Prize-winning writers. Japanese architect Totyo Ito was paired with with Egyptian author Naguib Mahfouz; Italian architect and product designer Alessandro Mendini with American writer Toni Morrison; Spanish architect Oscar Tusquets Blanca with Canadian-born novelist Saul Bellow; Portuguese author José Saramago with Portugal’s most prominent architect, Alvaro Siza Vieira; and Munari himself with Nigerian author Wole Soyinka. Highlighting the handwritten meditations on “the pen” that Munari received from each writer and also the concept sketches produced by each of the designers, this book commemorates the collaboration process.

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