Using the cut stem of a lettuce leaf as a stamp, Bernardino discovers that there are roses in the lettuce. Have you ever seen them? In this text Bruno Munari plays with vegetables, cutting them in half and covering them in colour: this is how roses can come from salads, trees from cabbages and flowers from tomatoes.
Roses in the salad is part of the Workshop series, which brings together texts by Bruno Munari that reinterpret the educational process by offering alternative ideas and suggestions, with the idea of making adults and children, teachers and students work together.
BRUNO MUNARI (1907-1998) has been no doubt the most eclectic Italian artist-designer. Since his very first experiences in the 30s among the artists of the Second Futurism, he always dedicated his creative activity to every form of “experimentation”, with a particular attention to the world of children and their games and toys. His works in the fields of painting, sculpture, design, photography and didactics cross their languages and poetics following the path of his very personal inventiveness.