This is the work of a master!
Bruno Munari designed Cubo in 1957 and it has been an icon of Italian design ever since
Cubo is an ashtray made of two simple elements: a cube-shaped shell, open on one side, contains an element made of bent sheet metal. This element is designed so that the acute angle of one end of the sheet makes the ash fall inside, whilst the overlap of the other end hides the contents once inside.
– Melamine and aluminium;
– Fire resistant;
– Removable inner part.
Since its foundation in the fifties Danese Milano has been a company that gives value to space. It does so with a catalogue of disruptive objects. The spirit of the time and the centrality of the human being are reflected in the importance that the company assigns to the choice of authors it involves. The quality of the materials it applies and the synthesis of forms achieved so far transcend seasonality. The creation of archetypes for the home and the office as well as the desire to design contemporary objects whose innovation is not diluted in the course of history is the furrow that Carlotta de Bevilacqua, unique administrator of Danese Milano since 1999, continues to trace, choosing to give back perspective without nostalgia to an historic company of the Italian design.
The story of Danese Milano is a narration of material culture, suggested functions, discreet pedagogies and practical beauty. The legacy of the founders, with the work done by Bruno Munari, Enzo Mari, Angelo Mangiarotti and Achille Castiglioni, is found in the catalogue where it continues with the projects of Matali Crasset, Elliot Erwitt, Marco Ferreri, James Irvine, Naoto Fukasawa, Martì Guixè, Jonathan Olivares, Paolo Rizzatto, Francisco Gomez Paz, Jean Nouvel and BIG.