The sea as a craftsman
"You throw something into the sea, and the sea (after an unspecific and indeterminable amount of time) hands it back to you carved, finished, smoothed, shiny or polished according to the material and wet too because that way colours are brighter". Bruno Munari
Reflections on the sea as creator of 'useless' design objects.
Il mare come artigiano is part of the Block Notes series, created by Bruno Munari in 1992 for Corraini, an open collection of projects. These included creative examples of how to use art playfully and intelligently. The books in the series are characterized by their grey covers, pocket-size dimensions and the holes on the cover which prompt the reader to "wander in" through to the book itself.